Taking Credit For the Good Stuff: Owning Your Kid's Positives (Not Just The Negatives)

I made a Target run with my 2 kids today.  My son (not quite 2 and a half) was a complete hooligan in the store.  He had just been to the pediatric dentist (don't get me started on that topic...), so he was irritable and was probably the worst I have ever seen him in a store.  I only needed a few things, so I rushed through in between some public-friendly scolding such as:  'sit on your bum in the cart' and 'no screaming in the store' and 'no, I didn't bring you a snack' when he screamed "Mommy NAAAAACK!!!!" for the fifth time....more