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What is the best parenting advice you have ever gotten?


Asked by itsallabtthem84 at 11:54 PM on Nov. 24, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • don't listen to anyone else's advice lol, sorry i couldn't resist

    Answer by angevil53 at 12:16 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • Parent your own way.

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:55 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Not really advice but I jive with the mantras:

    "When you know better, you do better." As in, don't feel guilty that you didn't know about the importance of rear-facing before now, just do better from now on. It's a good one to curb the mommy guilt, for me.

    and "We're raising people, not managing inconveniences," just an AP mantra I like.

    "Follow your gut instinct" is almost always good advice.

    Answer by Bellarose0212 at 12:53 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • that u are your kids 1st an most important role model..if u dont want them to know it..dont do it..cuz what u do in the dark will most def come to light..

    Answer by FreeSpriT4eva at 1:20 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • All kids do it when they are ready. My son's dr told me this when I cried b/c he was not potty trained at 3 years old exactly. He potty trained himself 2 months later and got it in 2 weeks.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 1:33 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • you don't know everything. was the best advice I was ever told.

    Answer by clumm at 2:00 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • It wasn't actually spoken to me. My parents have all but abandoned me and my sister. My Mom has a younger live in guy and my Dad is an alcoholic who has no other cares in the world besides drinking and skanky women. They rarely see me or my 3 kids. I will never be like that. I will never alienate my children and never forget they exist like my parents have done to me.

    Answer by Mrs.B3 at 3:19 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • You're not perfect. You will make mistakes and your kids will be fine.

    Answer by baboluchi56 at 4:36 AM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • From my son's doctor: Listen to the experts, take in all of the advice, think it through, and then do what is best for YOUR baby.

    Answer by tracy0812 at 5:00 AM on Nov. 25, 2010