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Tips to avoid a strop at the shop

All children have their moments and sometimes they can decide to kick off at the worst time – like when we’re trying to do the shopping! If their behaviour is causing you grief, we've got a few tips from parents across Scotland to keep them happy at the supermarket and avoid those temper tantrums, so you can get your groceries sorted.

From the parents

Personal shopper

My 7 year old likes to be given responsibility so sometimes I ask her to be in charge of certain items to buy at the supermarket. She writes her list, has the money for those items in her purse and a wee shopping bag ready to put them in. It keeps her involved because all the way round she is checking her list. I keep it to a few items e.g broccoli, apples and one thing she can have choice over like yoghurts.

Let them take charge

If you "scan & go" at the supermarket, let them be in charge of the scanner! My wee boy loves it

Being a parent is the best job in the world, but it can also be one of the most stressful. There will be days when it all feels a little too much. To help you manage the challenges ahead, Parent Club has some tips on coping with being a parent and keeping calm with your wee one so you can build a rewarding relationship together.

Animation of cartoon character frustration meter

Animation of cartoon character frustration meter

Last updated: 18 Apr, 2023