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Mom's Medicine Hack Has Divided The Internet

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You might think that after the trauma of childbirth is over your job as a parent will only get easier. Ask any mother however and they'll tell you that's just not true.

Parenting is filled with chores and challenges and no matter how something gets done, you're bound to tick off someone.

Being a mom or dad is all about compromise and finding a way to make things work. There are few things as stubborn as a toddler and that means a parent might have to get creative.

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An image showing a new way to get a child to take their medicine has blown up on social media, but not everyone is happy with it.

Nissa Nani posted the pictures to her Facebook and many others pages have shared it since.

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Posted by Nissa Nani on Saturday, February 16, 2019

The original post has received over 160,000 shares and has over 23,000 comments, many of them praising the idea.

The pictures show an empty juice box with a hole cutout of the back. A cupful of medicine has been placed inside with the straw inserted into it. A second picture shows a child drinking, seemingly unaware that she's actually taking medicine.

The Facebook page Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons shared the post and their audience was not impressed.

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Michelle Worden Cain seemed to think that the hack was actually a sign of everything that's wrong in the world.

"Umm no, they need to learn! That's what is wrong with these kids!! Everything is fluff, and no accountability! If they won't take it? Oh I got ways! Lol AND all my kids turned out fine! Discipline and all!:)"

Others echoed that point.

"Tell your kid to take their medicine and that's it!" said Emily Baker-Arambula.

There is some truth to what they're saying, but sometimes just giving orders doesn't always work. Especially when your child is sick.

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Other parents brought up a problem with the hack.

"My kids don't fall for these things. The minute anything unpleasant lands on their tongues and it's game over. Thankful for bubble gum flavored antibiotics," wrote Robin Jinkins.

Jennifer Hanssens saw some long term problems with the plan.

"And that's the story of how my son decided he would never drink juice again."

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Some people claimed that trying this hack would give children "trust issues", which is probably the most extreme criticism I've seen regarding this trick. Parents lie. I think we all accept that and, thankfully, so do our children.

This trick might work for some and maybe not for others, but I think we can all agree that getting mad at a mother who is trying her best is just plain childish.

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