Know-it-all babysitter

Keri - posted on 08/21/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )




Does anyone ever feel like your babysitter overly exerts their opinions on parenting as if to "teach" you how to mother your child because you're young? My babysitter will say little comments here and there about how "she needs time away from you sometimes because she's too attached" or "are you feeding her enough solids?" or "you know it's time to go from bottle to sippy." Just because I'm young does not mean that I'm ignorant, or uneducated, or inexperienced! Most the time I just brush off her comments and go about doing things my way, the way that works best for my daughter and I. I love my babysitter's environment and ethic system, and my daughter strives there, but sometimes I just want to say to her, "I don't need you to tell me how to be a parent." How do you other mothers out there deal with similar situations?


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Kandie - posted on 08/21/2009




Just inform your babysitter what you just said, in a nicer way. I apreaciate your concerns, but as a mother I am doing what I need to do for my child. If I feel like could use advice, I will come to you and ask. Please, until then keep your comments to your self. If it bothers you to much, and you start to feel that the babysitter is going over what you want do with your own child, it is time to find a new babysitter. Good luck

Anastacia - posted on 08/21/2009




I get that day to day with my family, and I just say thanks for the suggestion but this is what I like to do and every baby is different. It happened on me so much i just blew up on the wrong person. I was going through postpartum depression and i snapped. Sometimes you just got to let it go but if she's doing it on a daily basis than i would say something to her. good luck!

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