Everybody loves their kids, but being a parent could be tougher than anyone thought it might be; just ask your friends about the everyday life with their offspring and they’ll confirm that it’s not a piece of cake.
In order to keep the show running, you must learn to cope with a lot of things and keep your cool. However, if things are not going exactly the way they should and there is not much you could do about it, you might as well grab your smartphone or camera and snap these moments so you could be able to laugh at them later.
1. Maybe it’s best if you just cry along with your baby
There are two possible benefits if you do that. First, you might actually feel a bit of relief after shedding a few tears (or a whole bucket, if you need to), and the other aspect is that it might make your baby feel better because of the compassion you demonstrate.
2. If you stop hearing any kind of noises, this means that the damage is done
You need to be suspicious if things become quiet and you start sensing the false calmness of the situation. In most cases you will need to fix whatever your offspring did, and you’d be lucky if you get away with just some proper cleaning.
3. It is normal to have your heart skip a beat every few minutes
Every toddler is practically fearless, because a two-year old does not understand the concept of danger. This means that except for everything else, you need to be on the lookout 24/7.
4. This is how you punish your kid in the 21st century
Here’s a neat idea for you, and it’s super easy, too. If you have trouble teaching your child a lesson, you simply need to show that you are the actual boss in the house and literally take the plug off TV and Internet, and this little lock does the trick. You can bet that the kid will get the message.
5. A good parent must know all the basic hacks
Sugar is one of kids’ favorite things, but it’s also one of the most harmful. Because they have no self-control (not that the grown-ups have a lot of it, especially when it comes to sweets), the parents need to come up with clever ways of restricting their offspring from overdosing on chocolate and caramel bars.
6. In order to build respect, you need to be firm about your principles
If you had an agreement with your kids and they’re not keeping up to their promise, you must stand your ground when it comes to the punishment part. This is the only way that they’ll learn that you were not kidding and they must listen to you.
7. This improvised jail is a neat idea
While some may find it to be too much, we think it’s awesome. Kids need to learn at an early age that they must take the responsibility for their actions, and setting up a DIY domestic jail is a brilliant way to show them how suffering the consequences feels like.
8. There is no safe place if your parents know where to look at
Every kid needs to remember that parents were also kids once and they are aware of all the tricks in the book. And when a child or a teen finds a message like this, it means that things will not going to be good for a while.
9. Sometimes you just need to play along
The relationship between a dad and his daughter is a beautiful thing, but sometimes it requires a bit of a sacrifice. A really cool dad will go extremely far to prove that he would not hesitate to make his daughter happy, even if it means getting your nails done in purple.
10. The blissful moment your kid’s batteries run out
When your toddler is finally exhausted enough to sleep, it happens in an instant, and sometimes you are left with a predicament – should you move the child or simply leave things like that? It’s probably best for the kid to learn to sleep in bed.
11. The faces are priceless
Discipline is crucial and you must not hesitate even for a bit when it comes to scolding. The idea of a ‘get along shirt’ is simply amazing and judging by the facial expressions of these kids, it may actually do the work.
12. Make sure to buy all the right toys, or your toddler will turn the household objects into playing items
If you don’t keep your eyes on your kid, you might end up gathering a few rolls of toilet paper scattered around the house. For some reason it’s one of the best alternative toys for kids, and it’s a pain to clean up later.