Why is it those who are not parents always seem quick to add their advice and thoughts on parenting...even without being asked?
I have a very good friend- she's got no kids of her own yet- but feels because she "raised" her next store neighbors kid from infancy and took care of the other kids too that she knows it all, and knows best. She's that's kids God Mother but its seriously much different taking care of someone else's kid and taking care of your own. The child was adopted, she took care of her from birth- to the point where the girl called her momma and perfered her over her adoptive mother. (shows how much real mom was around)...but still that doesn't make her a parent...
Everytime I say something on facebook, like how he woke me up twice to get him water and help him find his book and I was exhausted...she's got a comment on how to FIX that "problem." Or she's always got advice how hot ot deal with this or that and it's getting annoying. I mean every child is different and what worked for her with the child she watched may not work for my son.
Anyone have to deal with a friend like that? I love her to death...but it's so annoying to be getting advice when I'm not asking.
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:15 PM on Jan. 11, 2011
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 1:45 PM on Jan. 11, 2011
Answer by boobarandbell at 1:47 PM on Jan. 11, 2011
Answer by misses_nick at 1:48 PM on Jan. 11, 2011
Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 1:50 PM on Jan. 11, 2011
If a non parent is someone who works with children in a professional manner, I'll listen. They may have some tips. :) Most of the time, NO, I don;t think they know any better having NOT experienced parenthood.
Answer by KairisMama at 2:25 PM on Jan. 11, 2011