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50 Top Parenting Tricks and Hacks That Will Make Life Easier And More Fun

50 Top Parenting Tricks and Hacks That Will Make Life Easier And More Fun

I dare you to try these parenting tricks today!

1. Add a lint roller to your craft room.

A lint roller picks up glitter (and just about anything else) like a charm!

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    2. Try vinegar for minor burns.

    Just soak a small face cloth or paper towel and apply vinegar to the burn till the skin feels cool. Apply it immediately after the burn and it will ease the pain and prevent a blister.

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      3.Keep the kids from locking themselves in the bathroom.

      Keep a door unlocked by using a rubber band. You can find more information on this trick here.

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        4. Keep a spray bottle in the car for hot days to avoid scorching seat belts buckles.

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          5. Use pool noodles to improve safety.

          Pool noodles offer protection for little hands and feet on the trampoline.

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            6. A little tape will catch toenail clippings before they make a mess for you.

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              7. Get your teenager to clean their room.

              You can get your son or daughter to clean their room by using your cleverness and humor like the mother below.

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                8. Prevent your kids from always using new cups and leaving the old ones lying around the house.

                Just give them their own cups with magnets and pin them to your fridge. Your kids will love it.

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                  9. Use this no-mess painting parenting tricks.

                  Add three dollops of different coloured paint into a ziplock bag and voila! Your baby can create all kinds of designs without any mess.

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                    10. Buy a Keep-It-Kleen Pacifier.

                    This

                    product automatically closes when dropped, eliminating the need to constantly wash it off.pacifier clean

                      11. Limit Soap by twisting rubber bands around the pump nozzle.

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                        12. Invest in a Baby In-Sight Auto Mirror.

                        This

                        car mirror both lets you see your baby on long drives and entertains him or her. babyautomirror

                          13. Use a baby monitor app while on vacation.

                          Use this app to take care of your kid with your Apple or Android product. No extra equipment needed.

                            14. To get your kids to put their shoes on the correct feet, cut a sticker in half and place it on the insides of their shoes.

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                              15. Keep apple slices from getting brown.

                              Put the apple slices in a lunch bag, sprinkle salt over the pieces and give them a quick slosh with water. The salty taste is washed away but the brief exposure to salt keeps them looking fresh all day!

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                                16. Make splinter removals less painful.

                                Put a paste of baking soda and water on a splinter and leave for a few minutes, the baking soda will push the splinter out saving your child an unnecessarily painful splinter removal.

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                                  17. Molar Muncher Teethers are perfect for soothing babys’ whole gum line.

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                                    18. Use a pizza box as a giant sized canvas.

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                                      19. WD-40 is the perfect crayon remover.

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                                        20. Keep your child’s clothes clean.

                                        Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover saves your kid’s clothes from stains, even while on the go.

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                                          21.Teach your child to hold a pencil the right way with this trick.

                                          With a wad of Kleenex behind their last two fingers this trick will help them keep the right form while writing.


                                            22. Try the Kikko’pilo travel mat.

                                            This mat is perfect when your child needs a clean place to nap on long trips.

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                                              23. Use puffy fabric paint to paint a grip on your toddlers socks.

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                                                24. Use crayons to cover up scratches on shoes.

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                                                  25. Use toothpaste to clean permanent marker off wooden furniture.

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                                                    26. Try cartoon underwear when potty training your child.

                                                    The sight of their favourite character will help them think twice! Also try this link for more toilet training tricks.

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                                                      27. Use these T-shirts so you don’t loose your kids.

                                                      Not only do these shirts make your children stand out but also they will lighten up the mood.

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                                                        28. Make bedtime out of this world!

                                                        Make your child love bedtime by using funny and speacial bedding.

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                                                          29. The Nursery Spa will warm towels, blankets, and clothing for your baby.

                                                          We know that you’ll also be using

                                                          it for yourself but we won’t tell!Nursery spa

                                                            30. Time to tidy up toys? Play race the clock with an egg timer.

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                                                              31. Use the toy links from your baby’s gym to clip toys to your baby’s highchair or stroller.

                                                              Save yourself the bending to pick up the toys which the baby throws every five seconds.

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                                                                32. Dress your kids in matching outfits so when you go shopping others will identify which kids are “yours”.

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                                                                  33. Write your phone number on your child’s arm when you go on an all day trip.

                                                                  If he gets lost he can always borrow a phone to call you up.

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                                                                    34. Take your baby’s temperature while soothing her with this adorable

                                                                    35. Need to wean your baby off a pacifier? Cut away a small piece of the nipple each time your child uses it.

                                                                    Eventually the baby won’t like the feeling and soon there won’t be anything left to suck and she’ll throw it away herself. (Be sure to keep it extra clean during the process.)

                                                                      36. This
                                                                      infant diner placemat has a built-in catch compartment for messy eaters.infant placemat

                                                                        37. Cover a play table in oilcloth to create a water-resistant outdoor picnic table.

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                                                                          38. Keep pacifiers clean in your bag with sauce-to-go containers.

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                                                                            39. Use bulletin boards to stay organized.

                                                                            Try a bulletin board for each kid where you can post reminders, chores for the day, or their schedule. A great place for this is the shoe area or your child’s bedroom.

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                                                                              40. Use these cute animals to make toothbrushing fun!

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                                                                                41. Allow no wandering in the parking lot with this Parking Pal sticker!

                                                                                Have your kid place their hand on the Parking Pal sticker so that they won’t get lost.

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                                                                                  42. Try an Inflatable pool as a safe play area that’s large enough to keep your baby busy for hours.

                                                                                    43.Keep the hair on dolls soft with fabric softener and water.

                                                                                      44. Make a baby tent to keep out the mosquitoes and the sun.

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                                                                                        45. Make a batch of baby food to last for a week.

                                                                                        Freeze baby sized portions in an ice tray.

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                                                                                          46. Clean shoes and toys in the dishwasher.

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                                                                                            47. Create lawn art with a big sheet.

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                                                                                              48. Make a corner shelf for the kids book with this Ikea magazine holder.

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                                                                                                49. Make a water slide out of a plastic sheet (the kind that comes with new appliances or furniture) and a hose.

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                                                                                                  50. Hang a fort with a hoola-hoop and bed sheet.

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                                                                                                    Last Updated on November 18, 2020

                                                                                                    50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                                                                                    50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                                                                                    If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also like me, you probably find all the information a bit overwhelming.

                                                                                                    That’s why I wanted to do the self-less task of taking the most important, life-changing lessons I’ve drawn from these books and condensed them into 50 key points.

                                                                                                    Here’re 50 habits of successful people you should learn:

                                                                                                    1. Believe It to See It

                                                                                                    Our minds tend to focus on what’s happening around us and refuse to see what could happen. Only when you trust in what’s possible and dare to dream big, big things can happen for you.

                                                                                                    2. See Problems as a Wonderful Gift

                                                                                                    While others only see problems and give up, successful people use the problem as a lesson to find improvement in themselves or the task at hand.

                                                                                                    3. Keep Looking for Solutions

                                                                                                    Even if they’re knee-deep in problems, successful people will still put all of their focus on finding solutions.

                                                                                                    4. Remember It’s All About the Journey

                                                                                                    Successful people are conscious and methodical in creating their own success. They don’t sit around doing the bare minimum, hoping success finds them.

                                                                                                    5. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

                                                                                                    There’s so much fear on the road to success, but instead of letting that fear control and limit them, successful people do a good job of just forging ahead regardless.

                                                                                                    6. Always Ask Productive Questions

                                                                                                    It’s all about asking the right questions. Successful people make sure they are questions that will elicit information for a more productive, creative and positive mindset moving forward.

                                                                                                    7. Understand the Best Waste of Energy Is Complaining

                                                                                                    Successful people know that choosing to see the negative side of things will only create a useless and unproductive state.

                                                                                                    8. Don’t Play the Blame Game

                                                                                                    Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes is a form of empowerment that you can build your success upon. While the act of blaming others or outside circumstances takes this empowerment away from you.

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                                                                                                    9. Maximize Your Strengths

                                                                                                    Not every successful person is simply more talented than the rest, but they do use what they know they’re good at to achieve more successful results.

                                                                                                    10. Be in It to Win It

                                                                                                    Successful people are busy, productive and proactive. Instead of sitting around over-thinking and over-planning a great idea, they just take a step towards it no matter how small.

                                                                                                    11. Know That Success Attracts Success

                                                                                                    People who are successful surround themselves and seek out like-minded people. They understand the importance of being part of a team and forge win-win relationships.

                                                                                                    12. Actually Choose to Be Successful

                                                                                                    Dreaming big is a massive part of being successful even if your dream seems impossible. Ambition is a mindset that needs to be a daily conscious choice.

                                                                                                    13. Visualize, Visualize, Visualize!

                                                                                                    You’ve got to see your success in your mind’s eye even before it comes. Successful people clarify and get that certainty about what they want their reality to look like rather than being mere spectators of life.

                                                                                                    14. Be a One-Off Original

                                                                                                    Successful people look for what’s working and then create a unique spin on it. Imitating only regurgitates other people’s ideas with no originality.

                                                                                                    15. The Perfect Time to Act Is Now

                                                                                                    Waiting for the right time to act is basically procrastination wrapped up in an excuse. Successful people know there’s never a perfect time so they may as well just do it now.

                                                                                                    16. Keep Learning, Keep Growing

                                                                                                    Continuous learning is the key to a successful life. Whether it’s academic, being a student of life or actionable learning, it’s all about expanding your knowledge and personal development.

                                                                                                    17. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

                                                                                                    Successful people have the knack for finding positive aspects in all people and circumstances no matter what.

                                                                                                    18. Having a Bad Day? Do It Anyway!

                                                                                                    We all have bad moods but it shouldn’t be an excuse to stop everything. Giving into a bad mood just stop-starts your life, slowing success way down.

                                                                                                    19. Sometimes Risky Business Is Needed

                                                                                                    Calculated risks are a must for success. It’s about weighing the pros and cons while moving forward with that element of trust.

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                                                                                                    20. Accept Challenge All the Time

                                                                                                    Dealing with problems head-on is a must to be successful. Successful people also face challenges in order to improve themselves.

                                                                                                    21. Make Your Own Luck

                                                                                                    In the mindset of a successful person, there’s no such thing as ‘luck’ or ‘fate’. They take control to actively and consciously create their own best life.

                                                                                                    22. Ignite Your Initiative

                                                                                                    While many people are reactive, successful people are proactive – taking action before they have to.

                                                                                                    23. Be the Master of Your Emotions

                                                                                                    Being effective at managing emotions is key on the road to success. That’s not to say successful people don’t feel like we all do, but they’re just not slaves to their emotions.

                                                                                                    24. Champion in Communication

                                                                                                    Consciously working on effective communication skills gets anyone closer to success.

                                                                                                    25. Plan Your Life Strategically

                                                                                                    Successful people’s lives aren’t a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes, they methodically work at turning their plans into a reality.

                                                                                                    26. Become Exceptional at What You Do

                                                                                                    To become exceptional, you typically have to do things that most won’t. To become successful, hard decisions need to be made and acting on them is crucial.

                                                                                                    27. Choose to Live Outside of Your Comfort Zone

                                                                                                    While many people are pleasure junkies and avoid pain and discomfort at all costs, successful people understand the value and benefits of working through the tough stuff that most would avoid.

                                                                                                    28. Live by Core Values

                                                                                                    Successful people firstly identify their core values and what’s important to them, then do their best to live a life that reflects these values.

                                                                                                    29. Realize Money Isn’t Everything

                                                                                                    Money and success are not interchangeable and the most successful people understand this. Putting money on a pedestal and equating it to success is a dangerous mindset to have. Success comes in many forms.

                                                                                                    30. Don’t Get Carried Away

                                                                                                    Successful people understand the importance of discipline and self-control and as a result they are happy to take the road less travelled.

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                                                                                                    31. Self-Worth Is Not Tied to Success

                                                                                                    Successful people are secure. They do not derive their self-worth from what they own, who they know, where they live or what they look like.

                                                                                                    32. Kindness Breeds Kindness (And Success)

                                                                                                    Generosity and kindness is a common trait among long-term successful people. It’s important to take pleasure in helping others achieve.

                                                                                                    33. More Humility, Less Arrogance

                                                                                                    Successful people are humble and happy to admit and apologize for mistakes. This is because they’re confident in their ability. They are happy to learn from others and happy to make others look good rather than seek their own personal glory.

                                                                                                    34. Change Opens New Doors

                                                                                                    People who are successful are adaptable and embrace change, while the majority are creatures of comfort and habit. They are comfortable with, and embrace, the new and the unfamiliar.

                                                                                                    35. Success Requires a Healthy Body

                                                                                                    It’s not just how you think, it’s about how you show up for success. Successful people understand the importance of being physically well, not for vain reasons but because being in tiptop condition creates a better personal life for success.

                                                                                                    36. Laziness Just Doesn’t Exist

                                                                                                    Successful people are never considered lazy. Yes, they can relax when they need to, but working hard is their game.

                                                                                                    37. Resilience by the Bucket Load

                                                                                                    When difficulty strikes, most would throw in the towel, but successful people are just warming up.

                                                                                                    38. Feedback Is Just Another Chance to Improve

                                                                                                    How people react to feedback determines their potential for success. Being open to constructive criticism and acting on it to improve is most seen in those who are successful.

                                                                                                    39. Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

                                                                                                    If people are hanging out with toxic and negative people, then they need to take a look at themselves. Successful people hang out with others who are positive and supportive.

                                                                                                    40. Can’t Control It? Forget It

                                                                                                    Successful people don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.

                                                                                                    41. Swim Against the Tide

                                                                                                    Successful people are not people-pleasers and they don’t need constant approval from others in order to move ahead.

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                                                                                                    42. Alone Time Is Valuable Time

                                                                                                    More self-worth means being more comfortable with your own company. Successful people are more happy and see the value in spending time alone.

                                                                                                    43. Self-Standard Is Higher Than Most

                                                                                                    Everyone has a choice to set high standards for themselves. Successful people do this, which in turn produces greater commitment, more momentum, a better work ethic and of course, better results.

                                                                                                    44. Failure Isn’t Rationalized

                                                                                                    While many use age, health, lack of time, ‘bad luck’, or lack of opportunity to explain away their failure, the key to success is finding a way to succeed despite facing these challenges.

                                                                                                    45. Down Time Is an Important Part of a Routine

                                                                                                    Having an off switch and taking time to do things that make them happy is a common trait of a successful person. Take a look at here The Importance of Scheduling Downtime.

                                                                                                    46. Career Isn’t Who You Are, It’s What You Do

                                                                                                    Successful people know their career isn’t their identity. They are multi-dimensional and don’t define themselves by their job.

                                                                                                    47. Be Interested in Only the Path of Resistance

                                                                                                    While most people look for the easiest way or the shortcut, successful people are more interested in the most effective way. They look for the course of action which will produce the best results over the long term.

                                                                                                    48. Follow Through

                                                                                                    Many spend their life starting things that they never finish, but successful people get the job done. Even when the excitement and the novelty has worn off they still follow through and finish.

                                                                                                    49. Invest in All Your Dimensions

                                                                                                    We’re not just physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well. Successful people consciously work at being healthy and productive on all levels.

                                                                                                    50. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

                                                                                                    To obtain success, it’s important to practice what you preach. Successful people don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.

                                                                                                    So there you have it, a summary of what I’ve learned from self-help books. But of course, you need to start taking actions so you will get closer to success too.

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