Clair Mellenthin visited Fresh Living to talk about what you should do in that situation. She says it’s important to trust yourself as a parent, and when you are needing advice, seek out information from trusted sources.
5 Way to Deal With “Advice”
- Smile, and say “Thank you” then walk away (and then choose to either toss it to the wind or think about it later)
- Ask how this advice has worked with their own child
- You have permission to just say, “You know, its a bad day today” and not justify your or your child’s behaviors to others
- Say “Parenting is a tough job some days. Its lucky I love this little guy”
- Set a boundary- if someone is overstepping their role in your or your child’s life, it is okay to set a limit and tell them no (wait! This is parenting right?!)
For more information from Clair, visit wasatchfamilytherapy.com or call (801) 944-4555