There’s nothing quite like a screaming toddler having a tantrum in the supermarket aisle.
The screams reverberate around the cereal boxes and toiletry items and assail your ears like a deranged cockatoo.
“Oh no!” you say. “Not today.”
Cursing your luck, you push your trolley a little bit quicker down the aisle, avoiding the pasta and canned tomatoes and hoping to avoid the massacre that’s happening in the fruit and veg section.
Then you steer the trolley around the corner and into the next aisle, only to realise you’ve made a grave mistake. The toddler you’ve attempted to avoid is lying on his back in the middle of the aisle, shaking his head from side to side, thumping his arms and legs onto the floor and screaming at the top of his voice.
In my latest article on parenting mindset for Kids Fit Australia, “Parents, Who’s in Control? You or Your Toddler?”, I discuss the awkward situation of encountering a toddler having a tantrum at the supermarket and what, if anything, you can do to help.