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Because we can all use a little help.
Being one, or having one?
It was a cheesy line in a movie, I think, but true imo...
90% of the job is just showing up.
Be involved. Be there.
haha. Great thread.
- If you have a sick infant with a stuffed up nose, take them into a hot shower with you. The steam will loosen their boogers and drain so you don't have to stick that god awful medieval torture booger sucker device up their nose and suck it out. Pro tip: Don't decide to take an actual shower with them as soap makes them slippery little suckers.
- Have a toddler that doesn't like to eat? Turn it into a game where you grab a piece of food with your fork and say 'oh I'm gonna eat it, don't you dare eat this cause I'm gonna eat it' or something to that affect, maybe throw in some swear words, I dunno. But the point is 99% of the time they will grab the food from your fork and eat it. It makes dinner like 10x longer than it has to be but at least they're eating the shitty McDonalds food you bought for them because you're a lazy fuck that won't cook healthy meals.
- If you're trying to potty train a toddler boy, try putting a few pieces of cereal into the bowl and make it a game for them to try and shoot them down Battleship style. This also works for grown men who can't aim for shit.
Similar to Kona - reverse psychology works amazingly well with toddlers.
Also when trying to get them dressed, I've found giving them an option of two (pairs of shoes, for example) makes them think they're more in control and will pick a pair (vs. refusing steadfastly to wear anything)
If you've a newborn, buy a pack / many, many packs of cloth diaper inserts and keep them around the house - amazing for the inevitable multitude of spills, sick ups and worse.
Wash bottles and pump parts err'day.
For when one of your kids accidentally sticks something small up their nose and it doesn't come out remember to google "mothers kiss".
Also, anything of value to you...nail it to the ceiling or its gonna get fucked at some-point.
When you start shaving, avoid shaving too high on your cheeks, else you'll look like a werewolf by the end of highschool. The best advice.
- rotfl omgf lol failboatsted
- fake news. shaving doesn't make hair grow back thicker. https://www.mayoclin…sarahfailin
- ps: sorry you're a werewolf.sarahfailin
- poor robo... 46 years old and has never had to shave. poor guy has to post about something he once heard from a guy who shaved... poor poor robokkkkona
when your kid gets wind in the first few months and cant sleep you can lie them on their back and gently push their legs up and down to pump the farts out (don't worry they're really flexible - we could practically fold them in half). They relax straight away and you'll get some sleep. Everyone I've taught the method too thanks me bigtime.
when, not if, when you kid stuffs something small up their nose like a hama bead or a pea, close the unnaffected nostril with your finger and blow air into your kids mouth.
Saved us hours at the hospital.
Also, if it's small enough to swallow, it's small enough to poop out.
Be honest, admit your failings to them. Yet teach them to never give up and to have massive life goals. Try to show them your struggles and achievements.
Try and do what you feel is right not social pressures on parenting.
Parenting is fucking hard. I'm a single dad and it's brutal. So if you have any family, use them! Wish I could!
Try not to let history repeat it self. Teach your kids to be raw honest with them selves and how to analyse everything around them. Teach them about habits.
Give kids unlimited hugs, kisses and support. Try to give them some magic which this world seems to be fucking void of. Be it cinema or even the scary house on the 'block'.
Play hide and seek!
- mad props, man!pr2
- This is good stuff. Exudes experience.Cosmodrome
- Im far from perfect though. I have to be more strict than I want as his mums a narcissist.mugwart
- I can't fathom how a single parent does it. I have a great, helpful wife and I still am so worn out that I can barely stay awake from all the stuff we do.lemmy_k
- +1 mugwart, keep i strong mate!!OBBTKN
- +1 here mankona
- wow thanks all. Think I'm a strict dad. Really want to improvemugwart
You can NEVER have enough of them.
Put them over your shoulder when holding baby - stops you getting spew or slavers down you.
Put them over furniture to help protect too when sitting the baby down.
Use on changing matts to take the chill off them and also to dry their bum when cleaned.
Use them to mop up spew, wipe faces, wipe surfaces ......
Never turn your back on them during a Nerf gun war and more importantly, show no mercy.
3 day potty training (daughter) works. I was a little worried about this potty training thing and very skeptical of the 3day method. I can say now those 3 days were 2 weeks ago and it worked.
Can't say if it works for all kids or boys as well as my daughter and a few friends with girls. Good luck dads, keep your head up!
- is there a reference for this. my 21 month old is due to start at some point soontrooperbill
- A friend sent us the ebook which I can't find now, but if you look up "3 day potty training method", there are plenty of variations. Good luck!Mattjanz3n
My father was paying me $5 an hour for piling the winter firewood. I was doing a shit job and he told me:
"If that pile falls down I am not paying you to pile it again"
It has stuck with me to do a good job.
Don't ever ask them what they did today (at school, etc.)
Tell them what YOU did at work today.
Not only are they interested, but they'll try and relate and volunteer everything that happened to them in the process.
It's the best.
I didnt rush my kid into potty training. I left the potty out and we let him find it. After he did it once he never went back! He's never wet the bed and never had any 'accidents'... wish this applied to his old man!!