It all started in the hospital I guess, but I am sure I could go back during my pregnancy and fine dozens of instances of unsolicited advice, and questions about my first baby, although she is my third.
Until I started to really get to know the hospital staff during my recovery, everyone asked me “Is she your first?” First what? First baby? First girl? What?
Nope, she is not my first, she just so happens to be the third child in our family, well and the last. Although she is the first girl.
But despite that it hasn’t stopped the unsolicited parenting advice, and tips. I should do this, or not do that… I should only feed her like this or not take her out of the house until she is three months old. You would think after a flock of kids I would have all the tips of parenting down. Well, I do… but apparently no one got that memo!
I try to be as polite as I can when it comes to people making comments about my parenting, or offering up their unwanted advice, but sometimes it just is nothing more than annoying.
How do you deal with unsolicited parenting advice and comments?
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