The Hair Tie Trick That Will Make You Go From Angry Mom to Happy MomFebruary 28, 2019
Toddlers will try the patience of even the most chill, unflinching parents. One parenting blogger though is offering help from a strange place: hair ties. Her hair tie parenting trick reminds moms and dads to stay positive and in control around their terrible tots — even when most would go explode. With a tough job like parenting, anything that can make it just a little easier is worth a shot.
Kelly Holmes at The (Reformed) Idealist Mom came up with the hair tie trick, however reader Shauna Harvey made it go viral by writing about it in a Facebook post. “Today, I tried something new,” Harvey wrote. According to Kelly’s advice about how to stop being an “angry mother,” Harvey put five hair ties on her wrist. The goal is to make it to the end of the day with those ties still on that wrist. Every time she said something angry toward her little one, she would have to move a tie to the opposite arm. To earn back the tie, she had to follow up her angry words with five loving interactions with her kid.