15 Expert Tips for Balancing the Chaos of Two Kids

Advice from parenting and child development experts.

Having two kids

1. Prioritize one-on-one time

Fran Walfish

2. Don’t compare

Laura Froyen

4. Buy two of the same toys (when you can)

5. Practice narration

6. Work on projects together


7. Set expectations first thing in the morning

KinderCare Education

8. Divide and conquer

9. Prioritize quiet time for everyone

10. Try to stick with a routine

11. Be a conflict coach for your kids


12. Embrace technology when necessary

Dr. Lea Lis

13. Ask for a break

14. Embrace individuality

15. Minimize your distractions