My mother taught me a simple and effective rule to prevent the "I want" shenanigans at checkouts: NEVER buy kids treats at supermarkets when shopping with them. It works extremely well.
It doesn't mean you don't give them treats, only that buying them "on demand" at a supermarket checkout is something you just don't do.
I don't want to be protected from advertising, thank you. There is too much nanny-statism about already and I'm quite capable of ignoring ads for rubbish (food or otherwise) without state help. Government interference on this score would be extremely patronising.
Nor do I fear my grandchildren thinking I'm an ogre. That's just silly. All one needs to do is tell them one needs to ask their parents' permission.
If my own kids were hungry when out and we weren't all getting a snack, I would buy them a bread roll or a banana. If they didn't want a roll or a banana they weren't hungry.
On holiday is different, of course. Then ice-creams, etc, are fine.
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