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Surviving the Supermarket with Kids (video)

“She’s Not My Mommy!” Giving your kid a time-out in the supermarket can be a little slice of hell. On top of that you have to smile at people when they look at you like you are a child abuser. The supermarket meltdown happens to every parent at some point. They are often brought on by colorful displays of highly processed junk food and candy that are cruelly positioned at your child’s eye level.

The Zen mama has to conjure up a bodhisattva to deflect a child’s nagging for junk food. She uses a calm voice while quickly looking for a healthy and appealing alternative that can be presented with humor and grace. My inner yoga mama ain’t always there for me when I need her and sometimes I just need to hear someone else’s horror story to feel better. I love this short video that we made about shopping with kids — Andrea Collier is a font of wisdom and always makes me laugh and Latham Thomas give some great advice.

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5:24PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

common sense and being a good parent/role model

5:12PM PDT on Aug 6, 2012

Thanks

12:19AM PST on Feb 13, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:06AM PDT on Oct 31, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:58AM PDT on Mar 28, 2011

noted

8:54PM PST on Dec 14, 2010

thanks

8:35AM PST on Nov 11, 2010

don`t want to think about those experiences, they were certainly very challenging.

10:27AM PST on Nov 8, 2010

Taking my little girl to the supermarket.....I am and will continue to be emotionally scarred for life!

2:18PM PDT on Nov 4, 2010

Been there done that. Thanx.

9:30AM PDT on Nov 2, 2010

I love taking my kids everywhere as there are lessons to be learned and life lessons to also be learned. When my child at one time demanded to have something I said sure, but then this week you have to go without a lunch, because if I spend my money on that we can't get lunch meat and bread. She put the toy back almost instantly and was quite happy to continue on our way. Another thing I use to my advantage is the incentive of that oh so yummy cookie the bakery gives away at most stores, if the shopping trip is successful my kids get to go and get one before we hit the check out line. It's up to me to teach and parent them, not to blame their behaviour on marketing!!

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