aka How To Get Your Kids To Sit Still Without Yelling at Them Constantly
Restaurants are right on the money when they give a kid a placemat with puzzles and games on it. Here are my kids eating food when they have something to do at the table:
Here’s what they do when there is nothing to keep their focus on the table:
Needless to say, my kids are fidgety at mealtimes. Kyle rocks on his chair. Brady takes a bite and runs away to do something else.
They both LOVE activity placemats at restaurants. Why not have those at home? Kyle loves to solve word search puzzles. Brady likes to color, and he’s catching on to puzzles too.
This is a great way to keep them in their seats to eat a meal in a reasonable amount of time! It really helps when you’re in a hurry, like in the morning before school.
Here’s where I confess that the photo of Brady in the sombrero didn’t happy at a mealtime, exactly, but he did wear this getup during dinner. I just used this post as an excuse to share the image, because come on. That’s hilarious.
Click here to download and print out the placemat for your own mealtime fun!
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