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You never quite know what type of advice you’re going to find when you go on social media. That is especially true on TikTok, which gives an audience of millions of people to even the smallest social media user.

One recent video, posted by a teacher and mother went viral with its advice on parenting. Kristen, the teacher who posted the video, said there are three things you should never do with your kids.

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1. Say No to Lace-Up Shoes: The first word of advice she has is not to send your children to school with shoes containing shoelaces if they can’t tie them on their own.

As you can imagine, it would take a lot of time and effort on the part of the teacher to continually tie the children’s shoes. Velcro is a better option.

Photo: TikTok/@kinderwith_kristen

2. Say No to Fruit Salad and Fruit Juice: Another thing to avoid, according to this teacher, is fruit cups that contain fruit juice. It is a hassle for the staff.

She claims she will never send her son to school with that snack. They are difficult to open, and juice spills everywhere.

Kristin decided to send her son with pre-cut apple slices.

Photo: TikTok/@kinderwith_kristen

3. Don’t Believe Everything: One more piece of advice that Kristin gave was to avoid believing everything your child says after school. They often take things out of context, so if the story seems out of character, take it with a grain of salt.

She then spoke about a parent who was enraged when her child said the teacher took the class on an unauthorized field trip to the park using her personal vehicle.


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In reality, the class had just gone to a different playground on the school’s property.

With more than 1000 comments, this video blew up. Most people agreed with her assessment, and she may just have made things easier for teachers everywhere.