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"But I want it" tip for parents! Shopping strategies.

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Kid Kritics

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Whether it is holiday or everyday shopping time, we have all heard this irritating demand, “I WANT IT!” Even after you have said “No” at least twice, kids will persevere until they wear you down so you’ll you say, “Yes.” All you have to do is walk around a supermarket and witness this behavior pattern. Standing in the aisle will be a mom trying to concentrate on her shopping list and there will be at least one child reaching over for a cereal box with cartoon characters – “I want this one.” Or, she is heading to the produce section which requires passing the bakery only to hear “I want a cookie.” How many times have you stood in line to pay for your food and had your kids reaching over to grab candy, listen for strategies on how to deal with this.