I have a friend, sorta friend, that I've known since 2nd grade. She has no children of her own. She is constantly saying things like, 'well when I have a baby I'll stay home & not put my kids in daycare like you', 'I'll never yell @ my kids', 'I'll always play with my kids & not make them play in their rooms by themselves like you do' I'm like ok I can't stay home & have to work, I couldn't imagine just talking in a sweet tone to my kids when they are acting up & not yelling @ them (which I don't even do often), and sometimes kids should play in their rooms alone, why should I have to play with them every moment I'm around them? It's not being a bad mom but the way she puts it its' like putting down my parenting skills, and she dosen't even have children!! I always just roll my eyes & say "we will see what you do when you have kids." So do you know anyone like this & how do you deal?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:03 PM on Jul. 18, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Busimommi at 2:13 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by kirsty_mcgrail at 2:06 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Its easy to judge when you don't have any kids of your own. Its a lot harder than people imagine. Anyways as much as it irks the hell out of me. The only thing you can do is confront your friend and tell her it bothers you, in a way its very disrespectful for her to put you down , when she doesnt know the first thing about parenting yet...and to tell her ,please stop. Or you can just ignore her, which at times , i'm sure can be hard to do.
Answer by Iluvmygirlies42 at 2:07 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by jfblaine at 2:15 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by rachel_817 at 2:15 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
Answer by jfblaine at 2:16 PM on Jul. 18, 2009
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