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Hae you ever asked a question and checked out those who answer?

I have asked a variety of questions and checked some of the moms cafemom page. I think it is interesting to see moms with one or two small children having a strong opinion on teen questions. Others who seem to have no real opinion just wanting to bash the ask er. I realize all are able to answer the questions but it confounds me as to why someone who has no experience would. What do you think?


Asked by martinmommy26 at 5:34 PM on Oct. 7, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • Even though some of us only have small children we still have had life experiences that might give another mother an idea or something to think about.

    I know myself I remember being a teen and having teen friends. I also have several close cousins who are still in their teens so I hear their situations as well.

    Still valuable information (maybe) just different types.

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 6:04 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • I only have small children, but I had a teen at one point when I was younger... Just because I didn't give birth to him doesn't make my experience or opinion any less valid... You don't always know the situation... Lots of parents of young children took care of or "parented" other children which weren't theirs before having kids. And others know from their own experiences what is going on or not... Why so quick to judge others?

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:44 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • No, but don't forget that moms with small children were once teens themselves.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 5:37 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • I haven't really checked out those answering, but I do think it's funny when the question is posed to a specific demographic and so many feel the need to post about how they are offended or have a "right" to answer any question.


    Answer by scout_mom at 5:38 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • Well, there have been a few questions that I have naswered that I am not an expert on, but I generally just come out with a different opinion. And I will generally tell them flat out, I am no expert but.....
    To answer your first question, not really. I did a while back just because I was curious about some answer that were popping up, but not to "check" the lady or anything. Just to try to get a better understanding of her perspective. Still didn't help.

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 5:41 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • Sabrina already voiced my opionion

    Answer by Liz132 at 5:48 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • No I don't do that

    Answer by twinmama2five at 5:36 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • See another reason I need to be able to edit my question.

    Comment by martinmommy26 (original poster) at 5:38 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • I only used the teen part as an example. I check out each answer when I ask a question. I would like to know where the opinions come from. I like the perspective too.

    Comment by martinmommy26 (original poster) at 6:04 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • well i dont need to have a teen to answer a teen question, believeit or not, i was one at one time! Hard to believe I know!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 6:54 PM on Oct. 7, 2010