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Running after your little one can be difficult, but these tips and tricks can help.

Parenting can be all sorts of fun, but let’s be honest, it’s not for the faint-hearted. “Don’t touch that!” pops out of your mouth every few seconds, and you have to keep sticky little fingers in constant check. Hollywood parents have picked up wacky and helpful parenting hacks as they’ve gone along. 

The good
There’s no such thing as "the right way’’, when it comes to parenting, but there are some Hollywood parents who have come close.
Ewan McGregor, best known for his role as Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars Trilogy, says his tip is to always, pay attention.
Parenting involves a lot of repetition, like reading the same book over and over again, singing the same song and playing the same
games, but it’s important to truly be present. We're all busy, but family time is important, so don’t check your email every five
minutes when you're with your kids.

Model mom, Heidi Klum, suggests a “go with the flow” approach to parenting. Spills, rescheduling play dates and traces of food everywhere is the norm. If you become frazzled over every messy and unplanned thing happening, you will constantly be in a state.
Make like Heidi Klum and be calm, cool and go with it: for your own sanity. 

The quirky
Sometimes, quirky works. We all find what works for us in different situations and the same goes for parenting hacks. Actress Katherine Heigl has a secret weapon when it comes to her little one’s bedtime. When your baby is struggling to sleep and your house is noisy, use a fan to drown out the sound. Just remember to check on your baby frequently. 

The strange
We can all agree that the way birds feed their babies is really cute, but feeding a human baby that way? When actress Alicia Silverstone’s son was younger, she fed him as if he were a baby bird. She shared, “He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I’m eating.”
Following the status quo isn’t always for the best, but feeding your baby with a spoon is probably more hygienic…

When there’s a Will, there’s a way… Will Smith has revealed that he doesn’t believe in punishment and instead, he lets his kids control their lives. As long as they can explain why their decisions are the right decisions, it’s all good.
Allowing your child free rein when they haven’t even lived enough to know what decision-making is about, does not make for wise or disciplined kids. Life is a tight rope and as a parent, it is your job to keep them steady while they’re still in the nest. 

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