My BFF has one son who's 13 mths old. I have 2 boys, 9 mths and 2 yrs. Whenever she asks for my advice, I always say the same thing... every child is different. Do what you think is best for your kid. I do not want to come across like I knwo it all... If she persists with the convo, I will tell her how I have handled things with my boys but still remind her that it is ok to do something different.
Anyway, I have been having problems disciplining my 2 yr old. She has seen my husband and I smack he, yell at him, send him to his room... I admit I need help on how to deal with him. Any suggestions are welcome... (I posted another question on this). But we have gotten into a conversation where I said I think it is so hard on us because we have the 2 boys 17 mths apart. Her response was "I don't think that's it at all. There are people who deal with 5, 6, 7 , 8 kids. I don't think that's your real problem." Yes, I know families have many more kids than I do and I commend them. But I believe every family and every child and every situation is different... I need help in my situation not negativism especially when she is not in the same situation and cannot empathize with the frustration I am feeling.
So... should I say something to her? Leave it alone? Avoid talking about my parenting dilemas with her any further? What do you think?
Answer by PsychicSherry at 11:37 PM on May. 18, 2011
Answer by Rosehawk at 11:37 PM on May. 18, 2011
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Answer by Genice6 at 10:11 AM on May. 19, 2011