Tie Young Mom’s Easy Shoe Tying Video Tutorial For Kids Goes Viral

A mom’s shoe tying tutorial has gone viral on Facebook, perhaps because it’s truly the easiest way to teach kids how to tie their shoes.

Mom's Easy Shoe Tying Tutorial For Kids Goes Viral

Tying your shoes is a life milestone that took most of us ages to master. But a new shoe tying video tutorial posted by Kristin Johnson of The Unstoppable Mother blog is helping millions of parents and kids jump over the shoe tying hurdle quicker than most people can say shoelaces.

When Kristin realized how much her seven-year-old son, Rylan, was struggling with the old-fashioned bunny ear shoe tying method, she thought on her feet and came up with a different way to teach kids how to tie their shoes, her son being the first to tackle the four-step, confidence-boosting shoelace tying method.

Surprising Reason Why The Shoe Tying Tutorial Went Viral

Since posting the video in August of 2016, Kristin’s shoe tying tutorial has racked up millions of views. And it turns out one of the main reasons parents are thankful for the shoelace video is that her lace tying method has been especially helpful for teaching autistic children and kids with Asperger syndrome how to tie their shoes.

User comments have included thank you’s from parents who point out Kristin’s tying tutorial is perfect for children who lack fine motor skills, especially in their fingers.

However, Kristen — a former physical education teacher who resigned to raise her son and start her own business — says the shoe tying method wasn’t her own invention (it’s actually been around for years) and it isn’t meant to be the be all end all of the shoe tying struggle.

“It’s a starting point to help give kids confidence,” she wrote in the comment section of the viral video, which you can view below.

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