Category Archives: Toddler Tricks

Toddler Tricks – 77: Getting Away from the Kids

Problem: You’ve been staying at home with your little ones and they’re rather attached to you, to put it mildly. But sometimes you have to do things like go to the doctor, or to the gym, or they get old … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 76: Cake and Marker

Problem: It’s someone’s birthday, and you want to make a sheet cake, but you can never get it out of the pan without cracking it or crumbling it in some way. Solution: Aluminum foil. If you line the pan with … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 75: Remind Me

This is genius, no lie.   Problem: You’ve told your children you’d do something, and you didn’t get a chance to do it. They remember and ask about it, probably none too nicely. Either it’s something you really didn’t want … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 74: Keep Them Involved

Problem: There is an occasion or event going on in which your child is not the main player. They are, of course, using this opportunity to make themselves as annoying as possible to try to, yet again, be the center … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 72: Speak Their Language

Problem: You have errands lined up that will take the whole of the afternoon, and your toddler has other plans. Be it dawdling, tantruming, playing or teasing, your kids are not getting back in the car. You have four more … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 70: Show Off

Problem: You’ve got ten seconds to make a move. You’re in that precarious pre-tantrum state, either looking at a cross-armed, sighing toddler (since when did they decide they were teenagers?), or you’re hearing garbled speak over and over again and … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 70: Make the Bed

Problem: You want your three year old to start taking a little bit more responsibility, but anytime you push a certain chore he rebels and refuses to do it. Solution: This is a several-tiered solution. First, make it habit. Make … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 69: Don’t Break Christmas

Problem: It’s time to break out the holiday spirit, by which I mean decorations, but your young children will obviously break every single item that can be broken. And this will take just minutes, not weeks. Christmas is a dangerous … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 68: Complain Loud and Clear

Problem: You’ve signed you child up for some activity. Whether it started out strong and slowly began to dwindle or it just wasn’t what you expected from the start, both you and your child are disappointed in the program. Do … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks: 67 – Keeping the Clothes in the Closet

Problem: You’ve got an inquisitive one year old and she loves to play with her clothes, meaning toss them out on the floor and laugh about it. Or you’ve got a mischievous two year old, always finding a way to … Continue reading

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