Does it make you mad when other people try to tell you how to discipline?

@Laurla98 (786)
United States
September 13, 2007 3:01pm CST
It makes me so mad when other people tell me how to discipline my own child. My Dad and step-mom tried to do that once and they never did it again. I told them that how I discipline my child is my business and if I ask for their opinion they can give it to me, but otherwise they need to butt out.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
13 Sep 07
good for you, i get mad too when people think they are TO GOOD when it comes to discipline. children has different personality and with that parents has different way how to approach kids and how to teach them what is right and what is wrong. my sister (single with no kids) told me that she is a better mother than i am.... the nerve to tell me that. i really went mad and told her there is more of being a mother it is not just discipline or buying my kids goodies.
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@wiccania (3360)
• United States
13 Sep 07
Yes. It irritates me to no end. People don't know my child. They don't know what does and doesn't work. THey don't know what I've tried and what I haven't.
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@sherry24 (252)
13 Sep 07
I know exactly how you feel, I have 3 children, 4, 2 and 7 months. This happened this week with my mother-in-law. I dropped my 4 year old off at school, then headed on to my M-I-L house as she wanted me to look over some stoke she'd got in for her jewellery party. She made sandwiches at lunch time and asked if it was OK to give my 7 month old a little cheese. Before I could answer she said, "she'll be OK to have some cheese, this is the age you start letting them try new things", I couldn't help myself in saying, " I know I have 2 other children". I was not happy at all. My mum is the worst for it though. I don't know if this is because she gets to see them more and if M-I-L would be as bad if we seen her more.