How to handle unwanted parenting advice

I was interviewed by the folks at Yahoo Parenting about what to do when someone--friends, family, or even strangers--offers you parenting advice. 

From Yahoo Parenting:  "Every parent’s been there: Your baby is crying, and the cashier at Target says it’s time for a feeding. You change a diaper in front of your mother-in-law, she immediately offers up her “better, faster” method.

Your boss overhears you complaining about how your toddler will only eat mac and cheese, he butts in with his no-fail strategy for raising a veggie-lover. Only problem? You never asked for their input."  You can read the full article here.

The clever folks at Yahoo Parenting also created this very useful flowchart ("How to Deal with Unsolicited Advice") summarizing the key points from their interview with me.  The flowchart will give you examples of what to do and say, depending on your relationship with the person.  Enjoy!

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