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Mommy Tips to Avoid Tantrums

What's Your Secret Weapon?

Every mom has an ace in her pocket. When all else fails, we all have a secret weapon we turn to for curing an uncooperative tot. For my daughter it was Elmo; anything and everything red and furry would usually stop her mid-tantrum and return a sweet smile to her face. I always made sure her babysitters knew that if things weren't going well, it was more than OK to give her a quick fix of Elmo's World.

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Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 7 years
I use Elmo and the baby chips/cookies.
xingkit xingkit 7 years
It's Dora for us! :) Any tantrum, any crying spells, once we put Dora on, there's this invisible switch that turns her tantrums off. What would I do without her. :)
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
Lollipops...yes I know terrible for teeth but it works!
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