Notes to Self: Daily Reminders

  • Overlook it. If you can't overlook it, forgive it.
  • It's their life.
  • If they want advice, they'll ask for it.
  • Keep up your own interests.
  • Be enthusiastic. It beats being critical.
  • It's better to be liked than right.
  • Let them treat you to something.
  • Keep good-housekeeping tips to yourself


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September 24, 2013


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Miriam Hendeles

I think it's a matter of the tone and frequency of the advice to the new parent which is the issue. If it's given in a calm and logical tone and said one time (not a million times), then it might be taken well by the new parents. Most new parents feel a bit insecure already and having someone (usually a mother-in-law) constantly give them advice can be annoying and grating. Probably best to let the young parents rest and babysit for their kid! Or babysit for their older kids while they are bonding with the newborn! Never mind the advice. Keep quiet and help out!

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