Overcoming 7 Parenting Problems

There’s nothing like being part of a parenting board to quickly realize that most parents, mostly mothers, deal with very similar unfortunate issues.  From unwanted advice on work life balance to intrusive suggestions about breastfeeding, it seems the biggest parenting troubles in the first world are nearly universal. Here are some easy fixes on seven of the most common.

1) Overcoming Unwanted Parenting Advice

As soon as you announce your pregnancy, you’ll be bombarded with questions and suggestions. From what you should or shouldn’t name your baby to whether you should bottle or breastfeed, to letting your baby cry it out or holding your baby, someone is always going to have something to say. It’s mostly in-laws. For many women, it’s their mother-in-law. For some parents, unsolicited parenting advice can leave them fuming with anger and disgust. How dare someone with decades of experience suggest ways for you to raise your own child!

How do you overcome this? Some women stand up for themselves and quickly shut the culprit down. But if you’re from a culture like mine where it’s important to respect your elders, treading carefully is best. I just smile, nod my head and move past it. At the end of the day, it’s usually people’s best intentions at hand versus trying to drive you insane. Regardless of how it may feel.