In my previous post, I discussed people giving parenting advice. But those lessons aren’t learned overnight.
In the meantime, you might have to endure such gems as:
“Only ten pounds at four weeks? You should start feeding her cereal.”
“I don’t see what all the fuss is about — if your newborn can sleep at night on his stomach, let him!”
“Back in my day, [insert any comment whatsoever here].”
“But where am I supposed to find castor oil?”
If I had a nickel for each time I heard things like that, I’d have a lot of nickels. But since that’s not how any of this works, here are some helpful ways to cope with unsolicited parenting advice: