photo: Kristen Bell via Instagram

Kristen Bell isn’t just an actress; she’s also a mom to two girls, Lincoln, 4, and Delta, 1. So when she shared her go-to trick for keeping her kids safe around cars, she did it to help her fellow parents keep their kids from running wild in parking lots (where tiny tots love to run “all by myself!” contrary to nervous parents everywhere).

Bell calls it the “hands on the circle” trick, and it’s as simple as asking kids to stick their hands onto the gas cap to ensure they stay close to the car while Mom unloads the trunk or until it’s safe to let go. She says she borrowed the hack from her sister-in-law — and now we’re all going to borrow it from her.

 

The post has racked up nearly 150,000 likes in two days. Way to go, Kristen!

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