How to Placate a Screaming Child
Have you raised a child? Trained a puppy? Gone through puberty? Then you understand from experience the most intelligent and wise response to a petulant tantrum: give the child the attention he craves; validate his melodramatics; reinforce the idea that if the screaming-crying-barking-saber-rattling is persistent and annoying enough, the screamer will get what he wants.
Everyone knows, when they scream, you comply. That’s always the best response to a misbehaving child (or doggie, or dictator).