Since the day I found out I was pregnant, I’ve had other parents offer advice about just about every facet of parenting. Sometimes I solicit this advice here or in person when I’m struggling with something, other times it’s given, whether requested or not.
And maybe it’s just me, but it seems that the unrequested advice is always either the most critical of me as a mother or most inappropriate in one way or another. To offer someone advice they didn’t ask for is essentially the same as saying what you’re doing is wrong, here’s what you should do instead. And yes, it’s usually done with good intentions and often the advice is even reasonable and good, but it seems to me that if something isn’t broken and if something is working for a family, that offering advice is creating a problem where it didn’t exist. And perhaps it’s because my in-laws have very rigid ideas on parenting, but I seem to be on the receiving end of a lot of this advice/criticism.
And now, nearly 8 months in, these are the 10 pieces of parenting advice that I am woefully tired of hearing.
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What is the parenting advice you’re most tired of hearing?
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