Do you bring your kids when you go shopping at the grocery store? Do you find it a challenge every time?
Many parents would agree that it can be tough to shop with the small kids in tow. But as always, there are solutions to the problem.
Regardless of the number of child you have, it’s important that you involve them in planning your meals. This way, the kids look forward to buying the ingredients instead of just picking up whatever they like at the supermarket.
If you have only one kid, grocery shopping can be a great bonding moment. If you have two small ones, it’s a good idea to bring along your spouse. This way, each of you has a partner and buying your needs will be easier and faster. Dividing your list is the right way to do it.
Some creative parents even come up with a challenge when they shop for food and you can follow this as well. Each spouse has one kid with them and the idea is to buy the things in their list in the least amount of time possible. This will not only make your shopping faster but it can make it more fun.
Another idea you can practice is letting your kids pick one item for his or her sibling. This is regardless whether they go with you at the grocery store or one is left at home.
Teaching your kids early on about buying only what you need and picking health food is the first step. Being firm with this policy will allow your children to follow your example. Just remember that everything you want may not always be followed so patience and constant reminder are essential.
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Originally posted on March 6, 2013 @ 11:38 am