I’ve been trying to reach a friend that has a six-month baby. It was impossible to find her on the phone, on skype but finally she succumbed to my pleas of hearing from her on the infamous Facebook (it’s true it connects friends after all, I like it to find fun articles).
She then admitted that she was kind of hiding. She doesn’t know how to deal with all the advice people give to her about raising her baby. And you probably know this too: people give too much advice on raising children.
I don’t know how it works where you come from, but here in Miami and in most Latin cultures, it’s super common that people don’t only give unwanted advice all the time, they check on you to see if you are doing what they told you. Isn’t that insane?
No wonder my friend came up with this effective strategy of shutting everyone off for a while. Maybe that’s and advice for everyone to take: hide from people so you don´t need to hear what they have to say about your parenting.