My two-year-old grabbed two hands full of cereal and tried to take it into the living room. I stopped her, saying that it was okay for her to eat the cereal in the dining room, but not in the living room. She dropped to the floor in a full-blown tantrum, and flung both hands full of cereal at me.
I have become such a battle-hardened mama, I didn’t even flinch.
She went straight into timeout.