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Handling Unwanted Parenting Advice: A Guide For New Parents

“Help! I’m getting so frustrated with the endless stream of advice I get from my mother-in-law and brother! No matter what I do, I’m doing it wrong. I love them both, but how do I get them to stop dispensing all this unwanted advice?” Just as your baby is an important part of your life, he is also important to others. People who care about your baby are bonded to you and your child in a special way that invites their counsel. Knowing this may give you a reason to handle the interference gently, in a way that leaves everyone’s feelings intact. Regardless of the advice, it is your baby, and in the end, you will raise your child the way that you think best. So it’s rarely worth creating a war over a well-meaning person’s comments. You can respond to unwanted advice in a variety of ways:

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Smart Love

Helps parents understand life from a child’s perspective which can develop into a positive approach to parenting & a healthy & happy parent-child relationship. Provides many practical suggestions.

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Separation Anxiety

My baby is only happy when I’m within arm’s reach. If I dare to leave the room, she cries as if I’ve left the country! I can’t even so much as take a shower these days, let alone leave the house without her. My mother-in-law says it’s because I’ve spoiled her. Is she right? Have I made her so clingy?

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Taking a Road Trip with Your Baby

To Grandmother’s house we go! And you’ll be in the car for five whole hours ? how can you make the trip enjoyable with a baby along? Learn about it There’s no question: Marathon car trips with a baby on board take a good amount of planning and organization. But it can be done ? and yes, it can even be fun! Planning the trip In the hustle that precedes a trip, it can be easy to let things happen, instead of make things happen. Be proactive in making your trip decisions. Contemplating these questions, and coming up with the right answers, can help make your trip more successful:

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When Is the Right Time to Wean?

This is a question that most parents ask. It seems that baby grows up overnight. The time to wean is different for all children. Between you and your pediatrician, you can decide when baby is showing the signs that mean itís time for something more.

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You and Your Newborn Baby: a guide to the first months after birth

Provides a wealth of information for the care of a baby and its mother during the first few months. Health concerns and emotional issues are fully covered with positive suggestions.

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Going Visiting With Your Baby

Babies love new places! There’s so much to investigate and new things to touch. But many people aren’t too happy to have your little one crawling or toddling freely about the house exploring everything in sight. While you think its adorable that Baby found the Tupperware, your host may not think it’s cute that her tidy cabinet has been rearranged by sticky baby hands. If your host has a big heart she’ll let you know that your baby’s exploring is okay. But even then, you run the risk of your baby breaking or losing something.

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Stop the Diaper Changing Battles

Babies are little bundles of energy! They don’t want to lie still to have their diapers changed. They cry, fuss, or even crawl away. A simple issue can turn into a major tug-of-war between parent and baby.

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Selecting a Baby Sitter

Information on how to select a baby sitter as well as how to establish a positive relationship with a baby sitter.

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