When you spend a good amount of time with other parents, like when you’re filming a blockbuster movie together, chances are you’ll swap some kid stories and parenting tips. Star of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Chris Pratt shared his clever parenting discipline hack with co-star Bryce Dallas Howard and now all parents can reap the benefits.

In a recent interview with Extra, Howard explained that her co-star had shared some of his parenting tips and tricks, including one very clever tweak to the reward jar. Many parents are familiar with the concept of a reward jar. The idea is that when your kids listen and follow rules, you drop a marble into the jar. Once the jar is filled your kids earn a reward.

Howard had complained to Pratt that the technique wasn’t as effective as she hoped since it took so long to fill the jar. “I was doing little coins… it takes forever if you’re putting coins in there,” she explained. Pratt had a simple, but totally genius solution: golf balls. For his own 6-year-old son, Jack, Pratt fills his reward jar with golf balls instead of marbles because it fills up faster, making it more effective in enticing his son to try to earn a reward.

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“Our discipline method is now working because of Chris Pratt,” Howard said. If the reward jar is part of your parenting repertoire, you might consider upgrading to golf balls too.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

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