Mom Shares ‘Genius’ Parenting Hack That Keeps Her Kids On Their Feet

Finding ways to keep children active and engaged is something that parents are constantly struggling with.

A mom on TikTok has gone viral with what she feels is a genius way that she keeps her kids moving!

Katy On TikTok

Katy is a woman and mother who is very active on TikTok and Instagram.

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Photo Credit: @katydomination / Instagram
Photo Credit: @katydomination / Instagram

On her accounts, she shares stories of things that happen to her in a fun and engaging way.

Mother Of Two

She is a mother of two and occasionally will share stories about motherhood.

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Photo Credit: @katydomination / Instagram
Photo Credit: @katydomination / Instagram

In a recent video, she shared what she believes is a genius hack she did to keep her children busy.

Purchased Them Smartwatches

She bought her kids smartwatches that have built-in pedometers to track their steps.

Woman taking selfie.
Photo Credit: @katydomination / Tik Tok
Photo Credit: @katydomination / Tik Tok

Like many kids who are given something new as a gift, they took to them right away.

Using Steps As Motivation

The trick is that she would use their step totals as motivation and a way to get them to do things.

Woman taking selfie looking off camera.
Photo Credit: @katydomination / Tik Tok
Photo Credit: @katydomination / Tik Tok

She would give them tasks with a very low appeal to a child, like putting away someone else’s shoes for example.

They Hop To It

It turns into a way for them to add to their daily step total and they hop to it.

Kid running away.
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Photo Credit: Yanapi Senaud / Unsplash

She says that she has really noticed them wanting to always get more steps.

Created Competition

Many people in the comments section felt that this was a great idea!

Smartwatch on wrist
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Photo Credit: JordyEGNL / Reddit

This person had done the same with their children and started awarding prizes for the most steps!

It Was Short-Lived For Others

This idea may not work for everyone as this person pointed out in their comment.

Smartwatch on wrist and numbers on the screen.
Photo Credit: SierraTheWolf / Reddit
Photo Credit: SierraTheWolf / Reddit

They tried it with their kid and it did work at first, but only for a week and then they became uninterested.

Beware Of Constant Asking

Brooke seemed to be in support of the idea but gave a piece of warning to those thinking of trying it.

Black smartwatch on a wrist.
Photo Credit: IntrepidChuck / Reddit
Photo Credit: IntrepidChuck / Reddit

She warned others that their children might end up asking for their step totals all the time. Would this work with your children?