What that means is "how do you work with others that aren't on your payroll to achieve the same goals more cost-effectively?"
Well, I live the same motto at home as at work.
On Friday, we had synchronized playdates as Paco and Tonka each had a friend and I was the only adult in the house. (Tonka had another one in the PM). And, again, this AM 4 kids in the house.
The playdates are my partners, as it were, in keeping my kids engaged.
As far as managing the kids, it is just like preparing a nice meal with a lot of pots on the stove at once. You just need to stay aware of the situation with each kid.
- who is probably going to be hungry?
- who is going to need a change of activity/environment?
- who should be advised to go the bathroom?
- how long is the right amount of time?