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Best Parenting Advice in 140 Characters

shitmydadsays-justin-twitterThe best parenting advice coming over the wi-fi today is from a surprising source: a cranky 73-year-old with a serious potty mouth and an adult son who still lives with him.

Allegedly, the 29-year-old son posts his dad’s direct, disarming and rather salty morsels via shitmydadsays on Twitter. Follow him here.

Today’s bit seems rather timely, considering the featured essay on Babble today. Alisha McKinney admits that she lies about her son’s age, because her son’s language development hasn’t kept up with his peers — or the development milestone charts. What is shitmydadsays’s Tweet today?

“The baby will talk when he talks, relax. It ain’t like he knows the cure for cancer and he just ain’t spitting it out.”

Well, alright now. Who knows of SMDS is for real — no doubt a coffee table book is in our future — but it’s a great read and good advice.

I feel for McKinney. I had some panic of my own back when my second daughter wasn’t measuring up to her sister in terms of speech. Of course all is well, but what the old guys knows is: she never did spit out the cure for cancer.

PS: I found out about SMDS via another person I follow on Twitter — Levar Burton, who himself Tweeted about being relieved he no longer has to do “Reading Rainbow.”

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