A while back I wrote a post over on my dad blog suggesting …

If you’re going to be in a situation with your kids where you’re afraid that they’re going to behave in a certain way, set them up for success – tell them what’s going to happen and what you expect from them.

I would recommend this as an action for any adult to do to themselves as they walk into a bad-behavior-provoking situation. Ask:

In this situation, what might I be tempted to do?
What should I do instead?