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Mum shares 'game-changing' tip to stop kids having tantrums or crying when they ask for new toy

Rhiannon Ingle

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Mum shares 'game-changing' tip to stop kids having tantrums or crying when they ask for new toy

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/FAMILY LOWDOWN TIPS & IDEAS

Any parent out there will know it's an absolute mare when your little ones throw a massive fit in the shops whenever you say no to a new toy request.

Well, luckily one supermum has come to the rescue after sharing her 'game-changing' tip to stop kids having tantrums or crying whenever they set their sights on a new addition to their toy collection.

She took to the Family Lowdown Tips & Ideas group on Facebook to explain exactly what she does to nip the drama right in the bud.

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She wrote: "My little hack with Xmas approaching with little ones… Actually I pretty much do this throughout the year.

"When they ask for a toy I instantly say, 'Let’s take a picture to send to Father Christmas'.

"Touch wood, I’ve never had a tantrum or tears so far, she just goes 'Okay'."

The mum added: "Been doing for a years now works a treat.

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"Also helps you remember what they have asked for when have a picture."

Genius that.

And fellow parents all over couldn't wait to share their reactions to the clever hack, with many rushing in to share their own experiences also doing it.

One Facebook user penned: "I saw this tip a while back on a parenting group and it has been a game changer for us, I take a picture, sometimes it gets forgotten about, sometimes it helps me or friends/family with present ideas but it stops the continuous asking.

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The mum shared her 'game changing' parent hack. Credit: Facebook/FAMILY LOWDOWN TIPS & IDEAS
The mum shared her 'game changing' parent hack. Credit: Facebook/FAMILY LOWDOWN TIPS & IDEAS

"I just say, 'not today but we can take a picture and we can maybe save pocket money/put it on Christmas/birthday list'."

A second commented: "I have been doing this for 17 years, still works!"

"Do this with with my daughter too and she is always happy with it," revealed a third.

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"It’s a great idea," praised a fourth. "We do this too so that Santa knows what they would like!"

A fifth chimed in: "I’ve started doing this, such an easy way to remember what they want! Otherwise I’d completely forget!!"

Others, however, pointed out some limitations with the hack.

One parent admitted: "We would have been taking pictures all bloody day!"

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Another added: "My daughter always say, 'I don’t want Santa to bring it - I want it now!'"

"Tried that last year, my phone wound up running out of battery because there were so many photos from one shop," explained a third.

Will you be trying out the hack this festive season?

Topics: Hacks, Life, Parenting, Christmas

Rhiannon Ingle
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