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With 6 happy kids, life can be really fun around here! This blog is dedicated to the joys and sometimes chaos of having a large family. Okay, so it's always chaos around here, but fortunately, it's almost always fun, too!

Friday, August 06, 2004

I haven't put up any tips for handling lots of kids lately. So here's one today:

When putting the kids to bed, I have found that pairing up an older child with a younger child works really well. The older child helps the younger one with getting changed, tooth brushing, etc., and they like to read to their younger siblings. This is a nice routine and helps get them all calm and settled.

Then the older kids have earned being able to stay up a little later, but they are also more relaxed themselves.

Moms with a lot of kids must remember to share the responsibilities!