I have learned that being clear with expectations and communicating effectively with our children saves a ton of hassle, frustration, and hurt feelings in the end.
I see people in the store all the time frustratingly (and with futility) dealing with screaming tantrums, constant 'can I have? will you get? questions nagging and general meltdowns from their kiddos. Do I dare say...I don't blame the kiddos?? Okay, I don't blame the kiddos!!
I used to be one of these parents in a constant state of fatigue being unable to shop or really spend time in any public place without the…