PARENTS

10 Parenting Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

Why work harder than you need to?

29/11/2016 16:12

It’s no secret that parenting is really hard work, pushing you to your limits both mentally and physically. 

So huzzah for these 10 parenting hacks which will hopefully give you a spare second to do something you really want to do - like go to the toilet alone. 

We’re not making any promises though. 

1. Put a sticker in two pieces in your child’s shoes to help them remember which way round to put them on. 

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2. But a marker on the wall to indicate when they have taken enough toilet paper. 

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3. If you are painting something in the garden, let them ‘stain’ the fence with you using a bucket of water.

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4. If your children constantly fight in the back of the car, use cardboard as dividers. 

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5. Store your favourite chocolates or sweets in a bag of vegetables that the children would never dream of opening.

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6. Push your child on the swing from the comfort of a chair. 

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7. Use part of a pool noodle on door frames to stop little fingers getting caught (and it stops the noise of doors being slammed). 

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8. Mark sections on the clock to teach your child their evening or morning routine and let them easily know if they are falling behind. 

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9. Fill a glove with beans so that when your child falls asleep with you rubbing their back you can leave the room without waking them up. 

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10. Make a small hole in the bottom of a Kinder egg and use it as a storage device for all those unfinished lollipops. 

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