Unwanted Adivce

Haleigh - posted on 01/29/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




When I was pregnant I loved hearing about how all my friends and family raised their children and dealt with challanges, but now it has become too much! I have a million different people telling me how I should raise my daughter. Don't get me wrong a little advice is fine, but enough is enough! I have learned not to let everyone's comments frustrate me because I have a million more important things to do than waste time being mad or upset! All I want to know is does it ever stop or am I going to be plauged with unwanted advice for the rest of my life??

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Vicki - posted on 01/29/2009




Altho i agree it never really stops , esp from mother in laws,or your own parents, but it does seem to get a lot better once your children get a lil older, once they start school most of the other mums are too busy organising their own children to be bothered what you do with yours!!   

Abegail - posted on 01/29/2009




I'm sorry hun but I agree with Chandra, it really won't stop.  Be positive (though it's hard) and just remind yourself that these people wouldn't give you advice if they didn't care.  Even I find myself over advicing my pregnant friend without her even asking.  Gosh.  I think it's just a natural habbit especially for moms to extend their experience.  Just hear them out, you don't have to follow them.  It's another thing if they expect you to follow all of their advice, just tell them you appreciate the advice but you'd like to do it differently.

Chandra - posted on 01/29/2009




it never stops. i have two kids and everyone still thinks i know nothing about my  children. i just listened but never used the advice. Whatever method works best for you is the only  advice i will ever give anyone

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