Everyone has an opinion. Like, on EVERYthing. Crying it out is the worst thing you can do to your kid/the only way to parent. Don’t buy baby food when you can make it at home/don’t beat yourself up for not making your own baby food. Peanut butter is one of God's greatest gifts to mankind/peanut butter is gross (I'm looking at you Andre...).
And then there are those people who use a judgmental tone when you decide to share your own choice. When I was close to 20 weeks pregnant I was talking to another mom who was expecting her 3rd child. In addition to asking how she was feeling and how her other kids felt about a new baby, I asked if she was going to find out the sex of this baby. Her response, “No, we don’t do that.” …That’s it. End of conversation. We had already decided to find out the sex of our baby and immediately after her comment I felt like:
Knowing this girl I knew she probably didn’t mean to sound judgy but dude. Come on now.
The things I’ve learned:
1. Make sure you think about what you say before you say it.
2: The piece of advice I give all new moms, don’t take everyone’s advice.
People will always want to give advice and this doesn’t mean you should turn it down. What I recommend though is to not let it dictate everything you do. It doesn’t matter if the advice comes from a parent of 1 kid or 6, no one has ever parented YOUR kid. You will always know your kids better than anyone else so while it is great to try new things, make sure you remember that you can decide how much advice you will take from others.
Hi, I'm Rebecca
I’m a wife, mom to 5 kids, former choir teacher, Christian and advice giver? I can honestly say I never expected to be the one giving advice when I so frequently ask for it, but the advice I’ve received is so valuable and must be shared! Here are some of the things I’ve learned so far!