Coupla quick tips from the parenting iceberg.
It’s hard to believe that parenting didn’t even exist before the 1970s. How far we have come. We don’t know exactly what, but something about rich parents increases their kids’ odds of making it (besides all that money?). Maybe it’s all the good advice they get.
If you have a few minutes to spare, here are a few parenting tips I’ve rounded up in the last week or so. There really is no end to this stuff, and no beginning either, so you may as well start somewhere.
- Take a class on “the importance of healthy eating and exercise”
- Use a little duct tape to keep diapers on.
- Teach your kids self control.
- Avoid euphemisms when explaining death.
- Put away $3,000 per year for your kids’ college education.
- Make your kids pay for their own college education.
- Don’t eat all your kids’ baby food.
- Hide vegetables in your kids’ food.
- Don’t lie to your kids.
- Don’t let your kids play Manhunt.
- Do let your kids play the food label game.
- Don’t let your kids spend all day playing video games.
- Ignore the experts.
- Get help if you need it.
- Use an upside-down yogurt lid to prevent sippy-cup rings in the fridge.
- Let your kids bond with their grandparents.
- A little hot sauce on the tongue discourages kids from lying. (To avoid aftertaste, wash out with soap.)
- Don’t make your kids the center of the world.
- Don’t worry so much.
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