We do not support lying to your kids but making them take their medicine when they really need it may be a pretty good exception. You take the child’s favorite drink but secretly place the straw into the medicine.
Make sure to immediately let them drink their beverage of choice afterward, or you are going to be dealing with the temper tantrum to end all temper tantrums.
Instilling good eating habits is important, but everybody needs a little treat now and then. To keep your kids from finishing all the candy in the house before you can have any, you need to be sneaky.
Keep a bag of something healthy in the freezer and use it to hide your sweet stash. There is no way they are ever going to accidentally find it.
Pizza Box Canvas
Not sure what to do with your empty pizza boxes after family movie night?
You can turn them into a canvas for your kids and fold them up and throw them away when they are done.
It’s Chore O’clock
Structure is very important for kids, but a schedule is a hard thing to stick to. They are always asking for just five more minutes, and you have your own things around the house to take care of. Keep them on track with a color-coded clock.
They know what they are supposed to be doing at all times and can be held accountable if they are not doing them.
You can use the dishwasher for more than plates and saucers.
It actually does a great job on toys and even shoes.