In most cases you are better off working on your health, finances, career, and relationships to be a better parent. However we like to seek out parenting advices. So today I want to share with you 8 people and places you should never take parenting advice from or look for answers.
1) Childless Friends
Don’t you love when your friends without children give you advice? I am always like…”Thanks for the information, tell me more wise one WITHOUT CHILDREN”.
Taking advice from a celebrity is like asking your grandmother to help you with a computer that has a virus. Please don’t listen to anything from the Kardashians, Real Housewives, , or Justin Beiber’s parents. Any advice from them would be detrimental.
We all get nervous when our kids are sick, but don’t go to WebMD to figure out what is wrong. You will end up thinking your child is dying of malaria with a touch of gonorrhea by the time you are done inputting symptoms. I once diagnosed my son with diphtheria (there are only 5 reported cases each year)
4) The Entire Teen Mom Cast
Unless you are looking for advice on how to become a porn star or facing prison time; then I would suggest never taking advice from anyone on that show. I feel sorry for their children.
5) The New Mom
As soon as some people have their first child, they are eager to give advice. Being a new parent is like the honeymoon stage of a marriage – everything is great! Give them a few weeks of sleepless nights, hours of crying, and a few dr appointments before you get advice.
6) Most Dads
There are some dads out there who have this whole parenting thing figured out. However, I feel if you are looking for advice then you should stick to asking the mothers. Maybe this is a sexist comment, but I defer most parenting decisions to my wife (unless it involves throwing a football).
The last place you probably want to get parenting advice from are places like Yahoo answers, Reddit, or any forum on the internet. Browsing answers on these sites is mind blowing (not in a good way)
8) Talk Show Hosts
Dr. Phil may be entertaining, but I don’t think I would listen to him about how to raise my children. As a matter of fact, I would stay clear of most talk show hosts because they are far removed from the real world.
I believe most of are great parents without the need to solicit advice. We instinctively know what is best for our kids without the help of most books or talk show hosts. Again, if you want to work on being a better parent then work on you first.
Is there any place I forgot on this list?