Isn’t it funny that people will ask how you accomplished something and then totally blow off the answer?
I have decided to try a new tactic. The next time someone poses a parenting advice question to me I will ask them how they think I did it. My theory is that is what they want to hear anyway. I might begin to experience being a crowd pleaser that way. As it is sharing the actual things I did while raising my kids, I am not Miss Popular.
Perhaps it’s because my advice involves using the word no, using discipline that sometimes makes your kids angry with you like when you might ground them for example. If I could count the times other moms ask and then ignore this type of advice I would be rich.
Needless to say, I am not.
“Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them. ” ~ Kahlil Gibran