Last week, we advised the newlywed. This week, let’s advise a pal of mine who’s going to have a baby who I know reads this site.
The very best advice I can give is this: everyone will advise you about your baby, from your mom to the little old lady at the library to the scary man at the bus stop. Listen politely to what they all have to say, then do what you want. No matter what happens, no matter how fabulous you are, you are going to screw up your kid in some way, shape, or form. So, you might as well follow your heart instead of following the latest parenting fad, or what your grandma thinks you ought to do. Besides, if you follow what your heart tells you to do, you’ll probably do things quite well anyway.
So, Home Eccers, tell my pal what you wish you’d known before becoming a parent. Maybe we can arm her a little better than we all were when we started.