Any mother will tell you that marketing with children is “challenging,” which is just another way of saying, “it makes me want to stick forks in my eyes.” I completely agree! Now that my twins are nearly seven, the hell has eased up because they listen to reason and logic, and can mostly resist the temptation to run wild in the aisles, ripping items from the shelves faster than I can yell “STOP!!!”
The days of handling two toddlers by myself inside of a market full of exciting looking items still sends shivers up my spine. Copious amounts of snacks like yogurt and fruit cups help… But the most important tools I have found for handling children in the market are a great attitude, a firm resolve, and communicating limits to children before entering the market.