Hey parents! How many times have you found yourself surrounded by infant-induced chaos and thought to yourself, there has got to be an easier way?

Well today is your lucky day. We here at Bored Panda have got your back, having scoured the internet for the very best, most useful and creative parenting hacks. Sourced from bona fide moms and dads, stressed out to the max for optimal creativity, these tips and tricks are guaranteed to make raising your clan a little easier (or at least get a few giggles along the way).

Check out the list below to vote for your favorite, and feel free to share your own tips in the comments. Happy parenting!

#1

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AnnieMcCarren Report

John L
Community Member
3 years ago

I wonder if this one is in any of the "Child Psychology" text books? ;D

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#2

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Sam Spade
Community Member
3 years ago

Reverse psychology always works in the beginning. But if it becomes a habit, sooner or later they catch on, and you're again out of luck.

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#3

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Ash
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahaha..this is so trueee :D

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#4

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jessnjulio0405 Report

Wazz
Community Member
3 years ago

You're*

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#5

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FatherWithTwins Report

Cat Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

Whenever I visit my family, I do this all the time with my nephew and nieces. Sometimes I let them win, other times I don't.

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#6

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lunchboxdad Report

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

You mean that THEY don't want to share.... personally I go nab a few pieces of their Halloween candy!

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#7

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Six_Pack_Mom Report

Hope Floats
Community Member
3 years ago

The 'Pied Piper' effect .Ha ha ha..

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#8

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adamed Report

John L
Community Member
3 years ago

If you dig in and start eating them, they will make a mad dash to the plate so as not to lose out on the treat.

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#9

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Kiahna
Community Member
3 years ago

War of the Parents!!

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#10

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UnfilteredMama Report

John L
Community Member
3 years ago

That sounds.....interesting. Don't forget to check the lemonade and make sure there aren't any added ingredients. ;D

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#11

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TheAlexNevil Report

Cassandra Vasquez
Community Member
3 years ago

100% my convo w my son almost nightly.

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#12

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Keris Report

Kiahna
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a LIFE hack.

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#13

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RHairing Report

Diana Ashby
Community Member
3 years ago

When my kid is whining and having a fit at the wall (she stands at the corner for time out), I'll put earphones in play music on my phone. Once she realizes I can't hear her, she shuts up, after another quick fit of frustration.

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#14

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sazzlemarie Report

CatShatBrix
Community Member
3 years ago

'No, no, MAAAAAM! I want it!'

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#15

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sarcasticmommy4 Report

PyroarRanger
Community Member
3 years ago

Very true

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#16

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daddydoinwork Report

John L
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a poor, short term choice. Think 'strategy', and not 'tactics'. Once your daughter realizes she has been had, she will always have doubt in the back of her mind whenever you tell her something. Be honest with her, and if possible, include her in your project. You may be surprised that she really does want to contribute. If not, she will do something else.

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#17

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katiestrong Report

Ingrid Tsai
Community Member
3 years ago

I always go to bed early when my mom is mad, I DIDN'T KNOW SHE WAS TRICKING ME!!!

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#18

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Hope Floats
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd be brushed and tucked up in bed in two seconds flat...ANYTHING but the Bieber...

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#19

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Cassandra Vasquez
Community Member
3 years ago

100%. I ate a cookie before he got up, and a rice krispy treat after he left for the bus another day.

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#20

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TVRav Report

PyroarRanger
Community Member
3 years ago

Interesting...

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#21

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abhorrent_wife Report

Douglas Lee
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol am I the only one that went till this page? :D

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#22

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Rhân
Community Member
3 years ago

Uh I think, that could have bad consequences, he may learns to get something whenever he screams, so he will scream more

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#23

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Blue Hippo
Community Member
3 years ago

This works...thanks any tips for things stuck to the ceiling...my three yr old.

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#24

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Alberto
Community Member
3 years ago

why?, my kid loves repeat, and we dont have to find things she likes all the time , + when is always on they don't watch all the time , and its an easy fix to make her stop crying or you stop the cartoons she never watches anyway ....

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#25

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FatherWithTwins Report

Haunting Spirit
Community Member
3 years ago

Tell your kids to do something, they'll do the exact opposite.

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#26

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
3 years ago

Exactly the same way as they felt while raised you.

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#27

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UnfilteredMama Report

Ingrid Tsai
Community Member
3 years ago

I have never hated dinner because, well, it is food!

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#28

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RunNerdGirl Report

#29

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DadandBuried Report

John L
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a great idea,.....until Mommy finds out what you are doing. She has far more ways to "Get Even" than you ever realized. :D

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#30

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Mama Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

This one made me spray coffee everywhere!!!

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#31

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Shari H
Community Member
3 years ago

That also works for my dog.

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#32

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Faux_Ma Report

Marie-Louise Chenois
Community Member
3 years ago

Then after too much wine: whine.

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#33

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ugaas wiilhoog
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me of my little cousin who got a toy car for his birthday (5th) and ended up playing with the box it came in. Kids indeed do the darnest things.

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#34

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Neurotic_Octopus
Community Member
3 years ago

For a while at age 4, my niece refused to wear matching socks. She'd pick out mismatched socks of the same color, but matching ones, hooo boy. Bad idea.

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#35

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Amanda McKeown
Community Member
3 years ago

My toddler is allergic to chocolate so I keep mints in my purse so when we get to end of grocery shopping she has a little something to help her keep going👍

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#36

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WalkingOutside Report

Linda Gulley
Community Member
3 years ago

Dumb.

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#37

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PerfectPending Report

Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

Correction: Don't forget to record a single important call so it all looks perfectly real!

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#38

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sarcasticcook Report

Jamie-Ann Grimes
Community Member
3 years ago

That's not a parenting hack that's common sense

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#39

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ixix82 Report

Vanessica Bloxgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

maybe soften the words there

#40

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aubreyhunterrr Report

Tarryn Munro
Community Member
3 years ago

I had this growing up. My mom offered to pay us R2.00 (around $0.15), for hours and hours (we had no concept of time). My sister wised up, and I carried on for years after. Money is money and I wanted candy!

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#41

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Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
3 years ago

They'll know they're like bloodhounds!

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#42

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homeschoolmomb Report

Scott Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

It also introduces them to They Might Be Giants music. Hot Dog!

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#43

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Momzilla111 Report

Master Markus
Community Member
3 years ago

I feel like I'll need an example.

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#44

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TheAlexNevil Report

Yioryos Ninjitsu
Community Member
3 years ago

Aw...that's pretty mean man, i love my childhood crafts!

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#45

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Danika April
Community Member
3 years ago

The very most annoying for all other customers. Nothing goes faster except everyone else's growing anger!

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