As new mothers, there are days where we want to just mute our ears due to the advice we hear while in public. It’s everywhere…everyone has an opinion even yourself. I know I have opinions and don’t even realize how intimidating they are to others. We tend to overstep boundaries without even realizing it sometimes. Honestly I think it is very easy for others to judge when it is not their problem to deal with.
Every parent, especially mothers deserves a chance to get settled into parenthood. WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. Trust me there is no going around that. If you don’t make mistakes you will never learn. I know…I know….parenting is tough isn’t it, there are days where I question myself based on choices I have made throughout the day. I think it is important for parents to realize it is okay to take advice, it is okay for others to give advice….but there is a BUT….we should all know when to take a step back. Sometimes just backing off and just being there for the person you are trying to help is the best way to make the situation better. I know it sounds silly but sometimes it ends better if you just say “Look I am here if you need anything, or if you want I have some great advice that has worked for me.” Things like that can move mountains in a situation that seems grim from the get go. It can change a negative situation to a positive one. Advice can be intimidating when not asked for in the first place. Just think about that the next time you feel the need to step in and give a little advice.