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What would you say not to do to a first time parent?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Apr. 20, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Don't let anyone else tell you what to do or pressure you into doing something you are uncomfortable with. Take their advice, but research and make your own informed, educated decision.
    canadianmom1974

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 2:51 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Don't yell at the kid!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:42 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • research, research, research..and make your own informed decision. Don't listen to anyone elses "opinion". Make your own.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:43 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • LOL, yeah right! Don't yell at the kid? You will yell and anyone he says they don't or haven't yet, they will.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:43 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Just be yourself and always present yourself relax and calm in front of your child.
    LolaMateos

    Answer by LolaMateos at 2:44 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • anon
    LOL, yeah right! Don't yell at the kid? You will yell and anyone he says they don't or haven't yet, they will.

    Yes we're just humans we're not perfect.
    LolaMateos

    Answer by LolaMateos at 2:47 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • no alcohol for parents
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 2:47 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Stop the co-sleeping before it's too late and they realize what they are missing when you move them to their own bed (if co-sleeping is your choice).

    There is a time for holding and cuddling, and there is a time for "stand alone" also. Teach your kid that it's OK not to be held all the time when they are awake. Let them realize that they are creative and that they can entertain themselves if they try.

    As much as possible, don't rock them to sleep. Put them in their crib when they are close, but not quite asleep. It will teach them how to fall asleep on their own and life will be easier in the long run.

    Trust your instinct. You are the parent. You will know if something is wrong.

    Those are the conclusions I've come to after raising three boys... hope it helps
    sauterelledesil

    Answer by sauterelledesil at 2:51 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Stop the co-sleeping before it's too late and they realize what they are missing when you move them to their own bed (if co-sleeping is your choice).

    There is a time for holding and cuddling, and there is a time for "stand alone" also. Teach your kid that it's OK not to be held all the time when they are awake. Let them realize that they are creative and that they can entertain themselves if they try.

    As much as possible, don't rock them to sleep. Put them in their crib when they are close, but not quite asleep. It will teach them how to fall asleep on their own and life will be easier in the long run.

    Trust your instinct. You are the parent. You will know if something is wrong.

    Those are the conclusions I've come to after raising three boys... hope it helps


    Great Advice!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:53 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Thank you so much for all the advice: Research, be yourself, set limits, and of course no alcohol lol. OP


    girl giving flower

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:55 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

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