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she really had some nerve

Do you feel that a mother has the right to tell another mother they have bad advice or is less of a parent because they have two different parenting styles...your kid is perfectly healthy and their kid is healthy yet you raised them totally different..


Asked by Anonymous at 3:38 PM on Aug. 18, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • If it's a discussion no. But if she just comes out and says to another parent that they're less of a parent because they're not doing it her way that is just rude. There is no one right way to raise a child. Most do the best they can and that should be the business of that family to decide what is best for their own children.

    Answer by SylviaNCali at 3:41 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • Only if the "Bad advice" is dangerous regardless of if her kid is ok.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:40 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • it depends on what the advice was lol. ie. if she said something like my son has been mowing the lawn since he was 6 i would consider bad advice. just because her kid is still healthy doesn't mean the advice is good..... it just means they have been lucky! if it's just a small thing then i would just let her griping go in one ear and out the other

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 3:42 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • It depends on the issue at hand. Although we often feel we are 100% right on an issue, it never hurts to hear someone elses take on it. Then take it with a grain of salt. The more info you have on a subject the betterprepared you are to carry out a task. So, what is the issue about?

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 3:43 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • better prepared (space) sorry

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 3:44 PM on Aug. 18, 2010

  • the one thing about advice that is offered you can either take it or leave it. I would never tell someoen they are an awful parent...unless what they do to the child is illegal and/or dangerous to the child. I may say something to DH but not to the parent. What works for one child/parent/family may not work for another....IJS

    Answer by justgrape723 at 3:51 PM on Aug. 18, 2010