How Kristen Bell's latest parenting hack can keep your kids safe

How do you teach your kids traffic safety and good listening skills? Actress Kristen Bell has a parenting hack for you.


Keeping an eye on your little ones when unloading the car is a juggling act between keeping your kids safe from nearby traffic and getting everything out in one smooth trip. But have no fear because Kristen Bell’s latest #momhack comes with a solution to ease your mind. All you have to do is say “hands on the circle!” That’s right—keeping your kids safe is as simple as having them place their hands on the gas cap.

Though the Frozen star gives credit to her sister-in-law for inventing this clever trick in her post on Instagram, it seems like this is a practice that parents have been using for a while. This hack honestly just comes down to having your kids hold onto something in plain sight so they can stick close and so you can keep an eye on them.

But hey, if it works for Kristen and keeps her kids Lincoln, 3, and Delta, 2, safe, it doesn’t matter who actually came up with the idea. Having your child put their hands on the circle until everything is unloaded from the car is a great way for your child to practice both traffic safety and listening. In fact, this is not the first time that Kristen and her hubby Dax Shepard have been told that their children are good listeners. Maybe, too good.

The supermom is no stranger to sharing her mom hacks on social media. Last month, she solved a pull-up crisis in flight, becoming a guide for her mommy fanbase online.

Will you be trying Kristen’s latest hack?

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