All of the above. Many active I have had to crouch down to DS's level and do my low 'I mean business' voice. I also have found that if I chat with DS at other times about how it makes me feel when he plays up when we're out he listens to that. Last week DS screamed at me when I went to pick him up from daycare - I was so taken aback! Later, I told him it made me feel sad when he screamed at me, and the next day when I picked him up he said 'I am a good boy today mummy and you won't be sad'. Kids understand basic emotions so it seems to be effective at times.
Thanks all, I'll give these a try. My DH works a lot and I have always taken them everywhere with me, with very few problems.
The wheels seem to have fallen off just in the last few weeks and I have completely lost my confidence now.
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