When we go out to a mall, my daughter and son always want to buy things, even if they have been told that we are not going to buy any toys as you have loads of them already. Any major toys will be purchased only on birthdays, though we keep buying books for them and never say no, if we come across any. Even when we go to any restaurant or any family gathering, we instruct them, especially my son, that there should be no crying, whining, screaming; whatever is troubling them should be talked out to either of the parent, and yet we have an outburst each time.
My son does not like crowds, so even any birthday parties of his friends, I always have trouble with him, he would not participate in any games, or dance, he is just sitting with me all the while. Any attempt to make him participate would be followed by an outburst at the party, though he mentions later that he did like it at the party. He also gets up each morning crying, wanting me to be by his side when he wakes up (which becomes very difficult, as there is always a rush in the mornings). Every attempt to make him understand fails, as he does not want to listen to what according to him is not right.