The National Parenting Center

Got questions? We’ve got answers!

Tantrums In The Super Market





The only sure way to avoid trouble with kids in the supermarket is to simply leave the kids home with the other parent or even a sitter. I know parents who say they can save a sitter’s fee by shopping carefully without interference or distraction of children.

• If you must take a child or more than one, do some preparing first. Don’t take a hungry child; shop right after a meal if possible.

• Verbalize your shopping rules. If you’re not buying sugary cereals, say so. If you’ll buy a child one, just one of those wonderful, tempting items that stores display just at child height, make that clear too.

• Explain that just because something’s advertised on TV is not a reason for making a purchase.

• Give a child in a cart something to eat or to play with; you can bring your own sugarless treats with you into the store or tie a toy to the handle of the cart.

• But if nothing works, and your child does throw a full scale tantrum in the middle of the produce aisle or at the check out counter, depart as fast as you possibly can, grit your teeth, and keep repeating to yourself, “this too shall pass,” and it usually does.

Vicki Lansky’s practical, common sense approach to parenting is familiar to millions throughout the world. Vicki’s first book, Feed Me, I’m Yours, published in 1974, and still one of the most popular baby/toddler food cookbooks in the country, was followed by The Taming of the C.A.N.D.Y. Monster, a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her other titles include: Toilet Training, Birthday Parties Best Party Tips & Ideas For Ages 1-8, Dear Babysitter Handbook, Welcoming Your Second Baby, Getting Your Child to Sleep … and Back to Sleep, Trouble-free Travel with Children, Baby Proofing Basics and Games Babies Play From Birth to Twelve Months, Koko Bear’s New Potty, A New Baby at Koko Bear’s House, Koko Bear and the New Babysitter, and Koko Bear’s Big Earache. Vicki Lansky’s Divorce Book for Parents: Helping Children Cope with Divorce and Its Aftermath

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

1 thought on “Tantrums In The Super Market”

  1. I have a toddler who hasn’t started watching TV. So I have less problem in the market. But every now and then, there’s something she really really wants and has to have it. I find having snacks on hand is extremely helpful. When she’s munching on her snack, she doesn’t have time or desire to fuss about getting something else.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

HOW IT WORKS

A Seal of Approval review involves a multi-step process conducted over an eight-week period.

Parents and children, experience and review submitted products and services either already released or coming to market.

Participants fill out questionnaires for each product or service they test. They score based on 13 levels of criteria including quality, appeal, design, price, packaging, directions, desirability, stimulation, replay factor and more. Results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received by testers.

There are three testing periods each year:

Report Period

SPRING '23

FALL ‘22

HOLIDAY ‘22

Testing Begins

February 15th

June 1st

September 1st

Submission Deadline

March 10th

June 24th

September 23rd

Testing Ends

April 24th

July 31st

October 30th

Report Issued

May 10th

August 17th

November 16th

Each submission must be accompanied by a $295 product testing fee (we offer multiple submission discounts). This fee covers the cost of testing, nothing more. It is non-refundable and has no bearing on the result of the testing. Additionally, we require three samples of the product or access codes for online submissions.

FYI about the Seal of Approval

* Winners of the Seal will be announced in a media release which is distributed to over 4700 media outlets including Facebook, Mommy bloggers and TV station websites.

* The report is forwarded to buyers at over 350 major retail and on-line stores including Amazon, Walmart and Target. Amazon features Seal winners on product pages.

* Each report is featured at TNPC’s web site as well as TNPC’s Twitter & Instagram accounts and Facebook Page.

* Links to company websites and a license to utilize the trademarked Seal of Approval artwork on marketing, packaging and web design are available exclusively to Seal winners for additional fees.

* Submitting a product does not secure or guarantee being awarded a Seal of Approval

Edit Company

PayPal Payment

"*" indicates required fields

Submission Summary

In case of Agency:

Product/Service
Suggested Retail Price
Suggested Age
Description
Notes
Image
Payment Method*
Hidden
Hidden

Credit Card Payment

"*" indicates required fields

Submission Summary

In case of Agency:

Product/Service
Suggested Retail Price
Suggested Age
Description
Notes
Image
Credit Card
American Express
Discover
MasterCard
Visa
Supported Credit Cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Expiration Date
 
Hidden
Hidden

[login_widget]

PLEASE SELECT YOUR REGISTRATION TYPE

OR