Being a new mother I seem to get a lot of advice, which can be helpful, but is also very frustrating when it's from people who are insistent that their way is the BEST way. I also get advice (because I'm an adoptive mother) from those who think that my son is just a stand-in until I get "the real thing."
Each week I will post a new question. I'd love it if you'd play along and offer us new mothers your pearls of wisdom.
HERE IS THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
WHAT DO YOU TELL YOUR CHILDREN WHEN THEY ASK ABOUT SOMETHING YOU ACTUALLY DID, BUT YOU KNOW YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE? (example...smoke, not spending money wisely, sex etc.) DO YOU ADMIT TO THEM THAT YOU DID AND THAT YOU DON'T WANT THEM TO FOR THESE REASONS? OR....DO YOU JUST GIVE THEM ADVICE ON WHY THEY SHOULDN'T, BECAUSE YOU FEEL THAT IF YOU SAY YOU DID IT, THEN THEY'LL WANT TO DO IT TOO?