Parenting advice I ignored… but now wish I had tried sooner

After getting unsolicited comments from just about everyone you know (and strangers! So fun!), it gets really easy to just start tuning people out — and by people, I mean everyone. Brooke sent me an email saying it might be fun to ask around and find out what parenting advice people have received that actually did work — and it turns out you guys have tons of it.

Let's ditch the "one size fits all" model of parenting

Like life, parenting is not a one-size-fits-all situation. Maybe it's the idealist in me, but on this front I'm pretty much middle of the road on the stuff that seems to make parents pull out knives on each other. I don't understand the obsession we seem to have, or at least that the media thrusts upon us, with tar and feathering one another. My motto is: make sure you're educated, informed, evaluate your life and circumstances, and then get to the business of doing what works best for you and yours.