Celebrities. They’re just like us. Okay, not really—but sometimes they do things that are definitely familiar—like sharing a favorite parenting tip that they’ve come across on social media. On her Instagram, Drew Barrymore’s toddler tantrum hack is awesome advice that the actress and mom-preneur got from parenting experts at the Seedlings Group.
If you’re a toddler mama, then you’ve experienced a tantrum. Or more likely, you’ve experienced a seemingly endless stream of nonsensical outbursts that happen at the least opportune times ever. Well, Barrymore hit on some pretty rad advice from @seedlingsgroup on IG.
The celeb mommy reposted this completely creative and totally genius tip for handling toddler tantrums: “keep bubbles on hand. You cannot tantrum if you are breathing and you cannot blow bubbles without breathing. You can’t tantrum while smiling and you can’t catch bubbles without lots of smiles. Quick distraction to get back to calm.”
Bubbles? Yep, bubbles! Even though this hack may seem surprisingly simple, that’s it’s true beauty. Instead of a mini monologue directed at your tot (they aren’t listening anyway), this strategy is super-simple, fun and really, really works.
Barrymore also shared in her Instagram post, “These are things I really needed as a new parent and I still marvel at them. I have worked with seedlings since my kids were born and still seek their advice regularly.” She continued, “They also make me feel not alone as a parent as well with relatable humor.”
It looks like Barrymore has given us more than just one tip—she’s given us a whole new parenting perspective!
Featured Photo: Drew Barrymore via Instagram