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Sweet Tooth Distraction
By: Sarah Cameron, Nee Scarborough, Ont., Canada | Found in: Outings

To keep my 2 1/2-year-old from nagging me to buy her candy in the grocery checkout lane, I pick out an assortment of candy bars from the stand and ask her to find where each one belongs. Instead of trying to sneak the candy into the cart, she concentrates on putting it back.

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