Throw out the parenting books. Follow the parenting tricks these mom and dads came up with instead.

1. The parents who came up with this great parenting hack.

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2. These parents who came up with this method to detect if their kids were sneaking down to look at presents early (they didn't). 

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3. No hands, no problem for this parent.

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4. This baby-proofing expert.

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5. This dad & his genius (yet unsanitary?) method for styling his daugthers hair.

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