Keeping them Occupied
Depending on how old your children are, you may need to keep them occupied to prevent them from getting in the way of what you need to do. Providing them with various activities that will hold their attention is important to keeping them out of the way. To make sure that this is successful, you will want to have a good understanding of what kinds of activities your child or children like. These activities not only need to be engaging to them, it is also important that they are low effort on your part. This means that they will have to be safe, so as not to require adult supervision. It also means that it will need to be something that is easy for the child to do by themselves without your help.
Depending on your situation, you may be able to get someone to watch your children for you while you are working on what needs to be done for your move. There are several options for people that may potentially be able to look after you children. The easiest for most people would be family members. Aunts, uncles and grandparents are all good options for people that may be willing to help you out. The reason that these people are a good choice is that not only will the child enjoy spending time with them, they will most likely enjoy spending time with your child. Another option is friends. Although this is also a good option for people that may be willing to look after your child, they are less likely to do so then family members. If they do, it is likely that it will be for a shorter period of time than a family member would. Regardless, getting babysitting is better than not having it.
Getting them to help
If your children are slightly older, there may be certain things that you can get them to help out with. What specific tasks you get them to help with will depend greatly on both their age and their personality. In general though, you will want to give them tasks that are not dangerous and are fairly straightforward. This is so that you can minimise the risk of anything going wrong. You don't want to give them a task where they could easily make mistakes. Not only will this be counterproductive, it may also upset or frustrate your child. It is important to remember that they are children and have a shorter attention span, so if you are getting them to help with the move you need to properly manage their workload.
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