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Modern Manners Monday – Shopping with Children
Let's face it, good manners are at the top of the list for many mothers when it comes to our kids. Manners are one of my biggest issues with my three children (ages 7, 6 and 3)
Welcome to my new blog series, Modern Manners Monday. I get a lot of reader questions about manners for kids plus I see a lot of posts out there in the blogosphere about the same thing. Short of asking Ms. Manners ourselves, I thought that we could pose our most pressing etiquette and manners questions here.
Feel free to share your thoughts and give advice. I am by no means the etiquette expert but I figure if we put our collective heads together, then the result will most definitely be something of value.
Dear DMM: Every time I am out shopping with my children, temper tantrums ensue. During the entire shopping trip, my kids beg for almost everything in the store from the moment we walk in until the moment we leave. There is crying. There is fighting. It is becoming too much for me to handle.
Shopping without them is not an option but I have to figure out a way to keep my sanity and get in & out of the store without the tears. There are many times when I give in just to keep them quiet and I know that this is setting a bad precedent.
What can I do?
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Email your questions to stacieconnerty (at) gmail (dot) com and I will get them posted as space becomes available. Please put “Modern Manners Monday” in the Subject line.
Totally inspired by the fabulous woman who is The Broke Socialite.