Here’s one idea that I just had to share: this mom gets her boys to do some of the shopping! Her boys are in elementary and middle school so they are able to read a list and find the items. She sends them to get an item that’s an aisle or two ahead of where she is.
The mom noted that “it keeps them busy, gives them a sense of ownership (we are shopping because they get hungry too), and keeps them from arguing too much.”
I love this idea because it builds the boys’ independence and responsibility, and anything that can reducing the arguing is a good thing!
Thanks for the great tips. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org your great ideas!