Steve's daughter had her first skinned knee over the weekend and she milked the heck out of it for the next couple of days. In today's Daddy Tips, Steve tells you how to avoid your kid trying to take advantage of an injury.

  1. This week’s first Daddy Tip is very simple. Don’t buy hoodies with drawstrings and if you already own hoodies with drawstrings, remove them. Why? Because your baby will grab them all the time and shove them in their mouth and then your toddler will see that and think it’s a good idea too. So now you got two little hoodlums tugging on your hoodie all day while you’re trying to get stuff done.
  2. The next Daddy Tip is to not hand down your toddler’s old baby toys to your newborn all at once. It’s never easy to see someone else taking your stuff, especially when you’re a kid. So, just slowly pass on those toys one at a time over so that your toddler doesn’t feel like all their stuff is being taken from them at once.
  3. And the final Daddy Tip of the week is to never over coddle a boo boo. When your kid gets hurt and it isn’t serious like a broken bone or stitches or something like that, you shouldn’t over coddle them. Charlotte got her first skinned knee while playing this weekend and we made a big deal out of it. Next thing we knew, she was asking to be carried around the house for the rest of the day and we were giving her ice cream, candy, and any other treats that she wanted. We figured we could baby her for the day and that would be that. Nope, she was acting like it was still a huge deal for a couple of days afterwards. So, don’t be like us and reserve the coddling for real injuries, not skinned knees.

And now it’s time for an awesome Dad Joke

Q: How do you make antifreeze?
A: You take her blanket away!

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