This week Steve focuses on how toddlers can use crying as a weapon to get what they want, how siblings can be different, and how you can just never go to the bathroom as a parent.

  1. This week’s first Daddy Tip is more of a warning than a tip. It’s a warning that toddlers can pretty much cry on command and will use that to their advantage whenever they can. Seriously, they can be having the best time ever and then bam. Crying for no real reason. They can cry if they want something, or if they are mad at you, or just because. Oh, and don’t be surprised when they say stuff like this either. Toddlers are manipulative masterminds and will use their most powerful weapon of crying to get what they want.
  2. The next Daddy Tip is that you shouldn’t assume that if something didn’t work for one kid, that it won’t work for another. When our first daughter Charlotte was a baby, she hated certain foods that our second daughter Izzy loves. This goes for activities too. Charlotte loved bouncing around in her baby jumper, but it terrifies Izzy. So, be sure to never assume that just because something didn’t work with your first that it won’t work with your other kids.
  3. The final Daddy Tip this week is to never ever use the bathroom for longer than a few minutes if you are the only one in charge of your kids. Kids are little crazy people and can cause a lot of trouble in a short period of time. The other day I went to the bathroom and in just 5 minutes, Charlotte was able to pour dog food all over the floor, spill her milk, and hide my wallet from me. So, I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way to go to the bathroom when I’m the only parent at home is to put Charlotte in her room and close the door. Because you should never trust a toddler.

And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke!

Q: What kind of bird always forgets the words to songs?
A: Hummingbird

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