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Not Clever: Driving one-handed with your four month old son in your lap.

Clever: Collecting un-used pizza boxes to store your children’s art.

Clever: To defuse a potentially scary situation, give a shy child 10 minutes of undivided attention to shore up his self confidence for the challenge ahead.

Clever: Never store clothes in plastic bags like those from dry cleaners. Remember, clothes need fresh air. Store them in cotton zip-up bags.

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