Sunday, September 12, 2010

j is for judge not

Judge not, children other than your own: Resist the tendency among some parent groups to criticise other people's children. It is often just a veneer for nagging self doubt.

I'd love to judge other people's children. On second thoughts, I would like to be able to just observe what other children do.

But to be frank, I'm too busy stopping my child from empting out the pantry, taking all the paper off the toilet roll, pulling leftover breakfast all over him from the dining room table, turning the inside of my bathroom cupboard into a drum set, pick up all the toys strewn all over the floor, trying to finish a conversation - any conversation, while my child pulls every tissue out of its box...

How about you?

The A-Z of Parenting Tips were inspired by this article in the Courier Mail.