As mentioned in previous posts, my son has moved home after attending a vocational college for a few months. Due to money issues both his and mine, he has moved back home. I am fine with having him home as long as he attends community college and works. He has signed up for college and started looking for work.
Friends are quick to give advice as to how to parent my child that is home from college, Many people that give advice have children that I do not consider role model children, so I am quick to turn a deaf ear to what they have to say. The other thought that goes through my head is “Do you want him to live with you and then you can do the parenting?”
I do not tell them how to talk to their children or grandchildren or their pets or how to eat healthier so why do they think they can tell me how to parent my son? These are people that do not have degrees in child psychology or any type of professional degree. It really is bothering me that they think they know everything there is to know about raising children, actually he is an adult since he is 19.
I know we all do it (give advice) at some point when we are talking to friends or family about situations and you give advice without thinking if that person asked for your comments. Some issues are not brought up for discussion, sometimes the person needs someone to just listen.