Slacker and Steve - Parent Hacks (Audio)

June 5, 2017

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A dad shared his brilliant cure for a toddlers temper tantrum, a potato. The potato method came to his mind after remembering an old cooking myth. There’s a cooking myth that says ‘you can fix a salty soup with a potato’, just by putting a potato in the soup, the vegetable absorbs some of the extra sodium. The old potato cooking myth made a lightbulb go off in this dads head. When his toddler began to whine, his first reaction was to tell him to “stop being so salty”, which clicked, and made him think if it works for the soup it could work for his kid. “I found the biggest potato we had and told him that he needs to hold onto this until he changes his attitude," he stated. "He's too salty and when he's calm and ready to say nice things, he can put down the potato and join us again. And I'll worked. He thought it was so silly and his mood changed. "At first he was confused and wanted to put it down, but I told him that he will absolutely under no circumstances put the potato down until he's in a better mood to compose himself."


What are your parent hacks?