When it comes to your in-built fatherly stress-ometer, one howling child can push the needle. Two screaming kids cranks the dial right up to 11. Not only are you outnumbered – which temper tantrum do you start with first? – but the combined volume of the ear-splitting shrieks can make it difficult to think straight and keep your cool.
This American father of a one, three and six-year-old has the answer. It’s simple but devastatingly effective.
Essentially, it boils down to getting his daughters to take “their turn to cry”. Miraculously, it works
“I figured it out with one of my daughters a long time ago,” the mystery man and early candidate for father of the year explained. “Works every single time.”