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Why Leaving a Full Cart of Groceries at the Store is One of the Best Lessons You Can Teach Your Kids

Grocery Cart

 

Ever been to the store and heard a parent say repeatedly, “If you don’t knock it off right now, we’re leaving!”

Every two minutes?

Or maybe you’ve had your own cringe-worthy threats and found yourself wondering how other people get their kids to walk like normal human beings next to the cart without begging for everything in sight.

We have the solution for you.

This week’s podcast features parents-of-many, Mary Claire and Paul Fredette. They’re discussing everything from getting kids to behave in the store, to how they handle everyday chores. They’ll even explain how big familiesĀ get to the store in the first place and how many bathrooms it takes to get ready in the morning.

If you’ve ever looked at a large family and wondered, “How onĀ earth can they manage all of that? I struggle with two kids!” they will give you their secret. I guarantee you’ll be surprised by what they have to say.

Being a parent is not an easy task, it doesn’t matter how many kids you have. The key is to rise to the challenge and fully understand not only that it is an important job, but that it is your job.

This week’s Money in the Media is about giving thanks – even if you don’t believe in a higher power. We’re discussing a recent article by Ron Lieber, author of the best-seller, “Opposite of Spoiled.” Giving thanks causes us to reflect on what we have and is one way to help teach our kids how to practice gratitude.

Resources for this week’s episode:

MaryClaireandPaul.com

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  • Mary-Claire Brinkman Fredette

    What a great recap of our conversation. Tracie, I love hearing your laugh! Thanks so much for the opportunity to let us chat with you.

    • I love that laugh, too! With Tracie and Paul having that much fun, I had to tone down the volume in a few places, though. Thanks for the interview, that made for a really nice show.