Always be prepared when you take your kids grocery shopping.
If you are taking your little one to the grocery store, be sure to stop by the bakery department and ask for a free cookie. Most places are eager to make your shopping experience as pleasant as possible, especially when you have a cranky toddler in tow. Some floral departments will even give your child a free balloon.
It also helps to carry extra snacks, drinks, favorite toys or handheld gizmos to keep your offspring occupied.