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It always amazes me how some people who have zero children attempt to give parental advice. Not that people who don’t have children aren’t capable of giving good, sound advice about parenting, but sometimes…hmmm…how do I say this? Sometimes yall need to STFU
Simply STFU. I say this because many of the times when you are dishing out what you consider tips to parents on how to manage being a parent you are attempting to give advice about something you have no clue about. And yes we know that you have nieces and nephews and god children (they go on and on about how they have practically raised their god children) but YOU don’t have children. When you have children in your life that you can send home, that does not count lol.
Take for instance the many times you have heard a person with no children talk about how children should be disciplined. They will go on and on about how they would react in specific situations and they go on and on about what they wouldn’t allow, but they haven’t been in those specific situations so who is to say what they may do or allow if they are ever in the predicament.
True, you may know a little something about discipline but I double dog dare you that you don’t know what it is like to be with a two-year old in a department store who needs a nap, but claims that instead they need a snack, who not only wants to touch the delicate items in the department store but also wants to play “catch me if you can” with you while you are already tired from errands, housework and everything else under the sun.
It is very easy for a childless person to say that you should possibly give the child a few warnings and then spring into immediate disciplinary action BUT here is the kicker… you are tired yourself AND when disciplinary action #1 fails (as they often do) you may want to resort to disciplinary action #2 (an ass whoopin) but you can’t because you are in a public place and Lord knows that if you spank this child within a 500 foot radius of any person who views even the slightest tap of a child as child abuse then you may be hauled off to jail for spanking the child that you carried for nine months, were in labor for 25 hours with and have had to clean the snotty nose of for two years.
Lose Lose situation huh?