For parents with young kids who are having a bit of trouble tying their shoelaces, this video tutorial — which has gone viral and nearing 6 million views — by mom Kirsten Johnson might help.
Kirsten posted the video on the Facebook page she runs called Unstoppable Mother. She shared how her son has "been frustrated with the little bunny loops and the ears." So, she came up with this method: instead of pinching the loops in each hand, she inserts the ends of laces through a loose knot and pulls. See how she does it above.
It may take a little longer than usual, but it’s an easier way for young ones who have yet to master their fine motor skills. Many have also commented on how the technique helped their children with special needs to tie laces on their own.
“I tried this with my 11-year-old (who has autism). I've never been able to teach him. THIS WORKED!” said one parent.
“Wow, thank you for this video. My son is 14 and has autism so he has so much trouble using his fingers. This will be easy for him,” said another.
Others have shared that their kids were able to tie their shoe laces during the first try with the technique. Try it out with your child and tell us in the comments how it went!