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Parents Share Brilliant Psychological Tricks That Really Worked

Bettina Dizon
Aug 10, 2021
01:00 P.M.
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Being a parent is a tough job, but some learned to have children obey by using psychological tactics that worked like a charm.

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Parenting is not for the faint of heart. It is an adventure of a lifetime filled with challenges and hurdles without instructions on how to do things right, but it brings a sense of genuine happiness and fulfillment at the end of the day.

Raising children is a difficult start, and parents use different techniques and tactics, including reverse psychology, to get their little ones to follow. Here are some of the stories from parents.

One parent went as far as fabricating the origin of oil spots seen in the middle of the road just to keep her child on the lookout for cars.

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Reddit.com/r/AskReddit/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_best_child_hack_youve

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Reddit.com/r/AskReddit/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_best_child_hack_youve

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Others get inspiration from fictional characters, such as the iconic cartoon star Popeye, to encourage their kids to eat green vegetables.

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source:www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source:www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit

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Another clever parent found a way to stop her child from whining by claiming she was allergic to such actions from anyone.

Since one woman’s kid always ran from her in public, unafraid of what could happen to him, the mom instead said someone would kidnap her if he let go.

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Reddit.com/r/AskReddit/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_best_child_hack_youve

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Reddit.com/r/AskReddit/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_best_child_hack_youve

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Some tactics were passed on from one generation to another, including a parent who discouraged her children from lying.

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Quora

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Quora

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Another mom used her daughter’s future as bait to make her finish the food on the plate. According to the parent, her daughter’s husband would resemble the leftovers on her plate.

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Quora

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Quora

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Some kids have more difficult habits that disrupt other children. Such was the case for a parent whose son bit other kids at preschool. Luckily, a little white lie did the trick.

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Quora

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Quora

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Another parent got both kids to be quiet by claiming they wouldn’t do yard work if the children obeyed. The trick worked, and the parent got to rest.

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Reddit.com/r/AskReddit/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_best_child_hack_youve

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Reddit.com/r/AskReddit/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_best_child_hack_youve

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No parent wants their kid to grow up a liar, so one mom told her daughter that each lie would appear as a spot on her face.

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Reddit.com/r/AskReddit/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_best_child_hack_youve

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Reddit.com/r/AskReddit/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_best_child_hack_youve

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Some kids are easier to trick than others, including a child who claimed she did not know how to climb up the stairs.

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Reddit.com/r/AskReddit/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_best_child_hack_youve

A comment from a parent on Reddit. | Source: Reddit.com/r/AskReddit/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_best_child_hack_youve

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