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I have only interupted a tantrum once. It was a four year old little girl my daughter was friends with. Her mother came over to pick her up and she started a holy crap tantrum with legs and all. Her mother was handeling it by reasoning with her. I got annoyed and suddenly I said (in my best mom voice) "Rachel, do you want to come back to my house?" She stopped, and said yes. "Then you have to stop and go with your mother today." She actually stoped crying put on her shoes and left smiling and saying she would come back.

I had said it on impulse, without really thinking about it. I have always carried a little guilt about this. I have wondered what her mother must have thought of me : They moved away a couple of months later so I never did talk about it with her.

I have an open mouth insert foot problem on occasion.