Since the dawn of time, fathers from every walk of life have searched for an answer to the eternal conundrum of a crying child. Whether it’s playing a certain song, reading them their favorite book or just straight up bribery, we all have our secret weapons when it comes to dealing with a cranky kid.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, one California dad may have just cracked the case wide open. Jesse Merl, a father of three, says this trick works for him every single time. After raising his kids, ages six, three and one, the seasoned dad has a pretty decent tactic for tantrums.
He uploaded the video proof, saying “I figured it out with one of my daughters a long time ago. Works every single time.”
While crying back at my kids has always been a staple of my parenting repertoire, the addition of reverse psychology is some next level shit, to be honest. I mean sure, we’ve all used these time tested techniques… but TOGETHER AT THE SAME TIME? That has to be right up there with the first person who added jelly to a peanut butter sandwich.
Sometimes though, kids are just cranky. Adults too. Honestly, adults are cranky like 85% of the time, we’ve just developed a thick shell made of experience, debt and responsibility that helps to cover it up.
While it may not work in every situation, we salute Jesse and thank all the parents who actually share what works. Cheers!