7. Build in a Treat or Reward

Building in a treat or a reward is a nice thing do for your children and yourself. It gives all of you something to look forward to. It is easier to deal with going to the bank, the drugstore, the post office and all of the other places you must go if you know that you have an ice cream cone or smoothie at the end of the trip. It can also be used as motivation to help your children behave while you are doing errands. It will also give you a nice, quiet car ride home.

Errand days are difficult but they can be more manageable with these tips. What do you do to make errand days easier when you have your children along? Let’s all learn from each other here!

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