The Last Thing a Parent Needs

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The Last Thing a Parent Needs

The last thing a parent needs.... You may be wondering what that is. Well let me tell you....

Criticism. That, and comparison to another parent whom you deem, in your overactive, imaginative little mind, is better at their job. Why is that?

Perception. That's why. You can't see how a person acts 100% of the time. You are not the all-seeing God of creation, and therefore are in no place to judge another parent. So let's repeat it together:

"No matter what I may think I know, let's get something straight. I don't."

Let's try that again:

"No matter what I may think I know, let's get something straight. I don't."

Parents, especially ones with young children, are just struggling to get by. -Making it through each day, by the skin of their teeth with a little prayer and a lot of grace. And that's what you need to extend to moms and dads.... Not critiques, not advise, not sour expressions, not judgement or condemnation of their parenting-style or children's behavior.

Because guess what you will get in return? No respect and ignored. Yes, that's right, you will get ignored. Your opinion will go from important, to less worth than a penny caked with dog poo on the sidewalk.

So the next time you feel the urge to criticize a mom or dad, stop, and go get a nice hot cup of "mind your own business," take a chill pill and go crochet a doily or something.

This has been a public service announcement for all the busy bodies of the world.

Peace Out!


Christine said...

sounds like you need to email me! Miss you!!!