Would you tell a good friend if you thought she was making some serious parenting mistakes?
This is such a tricky subject. As a friend, do you feel it would be part of your duty as a good friend to step in and speak up if you thought a friend was making some damaging parenting choices? Perhaps as a friend, your job is just to keep quiet and be supportive. This would be more than just a difference in opinion or approach (i.e. organic/not organic, time outs vs. punishment, cry it out vs. family bed). What about choices that could impact the longer term character of a child, health of a mother, marital relationship, etc. If you did decide to speak up, how would you do it?