When advice isn't welcome.
"That baby is spoiled," said the waitress as I rocked our fussy 3-month-old. I smiled politely and hoped our burgers would arrive soon.
"Seriously, if you pick a baby up too much, they'll never let you put them down. I KNOW what I am talking about."
Sadly, this was one of those restaurants where you order and pay before you are seated - otherwise this waitress would not have received a tip. Sites like STFU Parents may be designed to stop parents sharing too much information on Facebook, but we may need to start another site dedicated specifically to naming and shaming those parents who think they know how to parent everyone else's kids too.
Sure, we all have opinions about other peoples' parenting styles, and public discussion about these views is an important part of how we operate as a culture. Despite my observations that judge not should be the first rule of parenting, I have plenty to say about the dangers of smacking or using a firearm to discipline your child, butRead More »from Why Giving Unsolicited Parenting Advice is a Very Bad Idea