As any parent knows, the closest thing to hell on earth is a lengthy car trip with unruly children in tow. From the incessant “are we there yet?” whining to the constant fighting and bickering, it’s enough to sour a holiday before you even get there. If you’re sick of yelling until you’re blue in the face, here’s an insidious blackmail hack that will ensure they behave like little angels.
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After reading our post about humiliating annoying kids at birthday parties, a friend wrote in with the following tip:
On long car journeys, take a large bag of treats with you. Every time your child misbehaves, throw some of the treats out of the window. Good thing I don’t have kids.
Is this a genius idea, or what? While we’re usually against littering and food wastage, we think it’s a small price to pay for the glorious peace and quiet it will cause. Just make sure no cops see you tossing Freddo Frogs on the highway, or your kids will definitely have the last laugh!
This post is part of our Evil Week series at Lifehacker, where we look at the dark side of getting things done. Knowing evil means knowing how to beat it, so you can use your sinister powers for good. Want more? Check out our evil week tag page.