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What do you say

in response to someone who gives you unwanted advice about raising your child or makes a judgmental comment about your parenting decisions?

 
EverydayMomma

Asked by EverydayMomma at 12:38 PM on Dec. 9, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (10)
  • I tell them straight out that if I need advice I'll ask for it.
    bseastrand

    Answer by bseastrand at 12:40 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • "Thanks, I'll keep that in mind" with no real intetion of doing so.
    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 12:39 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • I just say, "Thank you, that's very interesting". No reason to stretch those conversations out.
    Dr.Donna

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 12:42 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • You say to each his own and I believe I know what is best for mine.
    older

    Answer by older at 12:40 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • I would be polite, but let them know I don't really need their advice, so that they don't continue to be so forthcoming with it.
    bellsandheels

    Answer by bellsandheels at 12:43 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • I would say, "Thanks for the advice, but I have this under control. However, I know now if I do have a question that you have good advice to offer."
    mommy11260

    Answer by mommy11260 at 12:43 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • I usually do what Skittles and Dr. Donna are saying, and then just pretty much ignore it later. I keep getting rude comments and advice from the same lady though, so I need to get my point across without being too rude. Next time she asks me a question or brings up my son, I was thinking I will just say "I'm not willing to discuss him with you anymore."
    EverydayMomma

    Comment by EverydayMomma (original poster) at 12:44 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Tell her that he is your son and you will raise him the way you see fit.
    sweet29mom

    Answer by sweet29mom at 1:02 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • I say thank you but I am doing just fine on my own.
    LiLJeni

    Answer by LiLJeni at 1:31 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • I usually just respond with what works for myself and my family. If they continue I just bite my tongue usually, unless needed otherwise.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 2:46 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

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