Grocery shopping is usually just one item on a list of errands moms have to run every week. And when the kids insist on coming along, you'll find that sticking to your shopping list or breezing in, grabbing a few items, and rushing out is very close to impossible. Even worse, being around so much temptation (especially when passing through the candy aisle) and not being able to have any can turn even well-behaved kids into pouting, shouting terrors.
Here's what you can do to have a fun time with your kids when take them with you to the supermarket.
For more parenting tips, check out these FN articles:
- Manners Matter: 20 Etiquette Basics to Teach Your Kids
- Helping Hands: 17 Ways to Get Kids to Help with Household Chores
- 10 Essential House Rules for a Harmonious Family
- Parenthood Problems: How to Deal with 4 Discipline Scenarios
(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Good Family section as "Teacher Says" in September 2007; adapted for use in Female Network)