8 Pieces of Parenting Advice that No One Wants to Hear

January 15, 2013
"Nap when they nap."
<div class="caption-credit"> Photo by: Katie</div><div class="caption-title">"Nap when they nap."</div>"Hel-lo, reality! There was no laundry fairy to clean all the onesies or a cooking genie to get dinner on the table! That said, I was all for otherwise making life easier. I gladly accepted help from relatives, split night-time shifts with my husband and either delayed or ditched niceties like thank-you cards for gifts." <br> <i><a href="http://www.babble.com/babble-voices/ellen-seidman-1000-perplexing-things-about-parenthood/" target="">- Ellen Seidman</a>, <a href="http://www.lovethatmax.com/" target="_blank">Love That Max</a> <br> <a href="http://www.babble.com/pregnancy/prenatal-bucket-list-before-pregnancy/?cmp=ELP|bbl|lp|YahooShine|Main||011513|||famE|||" target=""><b>Related: 10 things EVERY woman should do before having kids</b></a></i>

I recently wrote about the 10 pieces of parenting advice I'm tired of hearing, and it turns out, I am not alone. Based on the emails I've gotten since then, it seems that the unsolicited, even rude, parenting advice isn't just coming my way, but that it might be a bit of an epidemic. So I decided that since I'm not alone in this misery that it might be interesting to see what advice other parents were tired of hearing. I asked other writers what their least favorite piece of parenting advice was, and what follows is perhaps a cautionary tale for those of you who like to dish out the unsolicited advice. - By Katie

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