Debbie - posted on 10/31/2010 ( 108 moms have responded )
My daughter is 3 and getting a little bit cheeky lately for which she repeatedly ends up in time out. But I was gob smacked yesterday when a friend pulled me up on my parenting after looking after my daughter for the day. I was a bit worried asking her too look after her because she isnt very easy going and I thought she might get stressed out with two children in tow, which she obviously did. I think my friends parenting is too strict but she thinks I talk to my daughter as though she were an adult and that I need to enforce more rules with her. I suppose what really got me is that someone thinks its OK to pull someone else up on their parenting? I did laugh it off and she did apologise saying she wasnt meaning to criticise me but Im still a bit gobsmacked at her attitude in thinking she knows better - I think what she believes to be true is just 'different' and wouldnt dream of taking issue with any of my friends parenting - unless of course they were harming their child. Its up to that parent as to how they parent I think. What are your opinions on the subject?