I think every piece of advice i've been given by someone over 40 with children has been shot down lolAnswer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on Nov. 15, 2010
Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:10 PM on Nov. 15, 2010
Answer by samurai_chica at 6:14 PM on Nov. 15, 2010
Because they are things that worked for them and generations of women before them. Don't automatically discard their advice because it's not supported by "experts". We all survived being raised that way as did our parents and our grand parents, etc. It worked for hundreds of years but all of a sudden "we" (as a generation) know better than hundreds of years of experience.
Obviously not everything they did is advised anymore (like people never used carseats 50 years ago) but just because a bunch of "experts" or books say something is wrong doesn't make it so.
Answer by justanotherjen at 6:17 PM on Nov. 15, 2010
Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:18 PM on Nov. 15, 2010
Answer by midnightmoma at 6:19 PM on Nov. 15, 2010
If their advice conflicts with what you doctor has told you, then I would say you statement might hold some weight. It sounds like you are expecting them to solve all your problem by telling you what to do, and when something they've told you doesn't work out, you're getting upset. Lots of people with give you advice, telling you what worked for them. Well, it just might not work with your child. In comparison, do you have young people that have told you things and that always works out for you? If so, follow their advice. I judge people on an individual basis. If they've given me good advice in the past, I'm more willing to listen to their ideas in the future. I'm not sure what you mean by their advice was shot down. Did their advice not work, or did someone else say it wouldn't work?
Answer by SweetLuci at 6:20 PM on Nov. 15, 2010
Answer by lacyjones at 6:21 PM on Nov. 15, 2010
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