6 Troublesome Parenting Tips You Should Ignore

Parenting is an experience that binds us to countless others around the world. It even makes us feel closer to animals. When I see a mama bird working her tail off to get a nest ready, and then sitting on her eggs wondering where the daddy bird is with her lunch, I'm like, "Girl, I get you."

But as much as becoming a mom made me feel closer to all the other mothers and fathers out there, parenting is still a personal journey. There is no single right way to do it. We've all heard our fair share of "universal" parenting pointers, and most of us are guilty of offering advice to other parents, too. Sometimes the advice lands well, and sometimes it's really terrible.

Here are some of the most head-scratching parenting tips we've heard–and then promptly ignored.

About the Author

Amy Flory

Amy Flory has been featured on multiple parenting sites, was named one of Mashable’s 17 Funny Moms on Twitter in 2013, and one of Parenting’s 10 Twitter Handles to Follow in 2015. She is a contributor to the New York Times Bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, and the wildly popular Big Book of Parenting Tweets series. Amy can be found laughing at the absurdity of parenting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing her famous Crock Pot Thursday recipes on Pinterest, and writing embarrassing stories about her family and herself at FunnyIsFamily.com.
Amy Flory has been featured on multiple parenting sites, was named one of Mashable’s 17 Funny Moms on Twitter in 2013, and one of Parenting’s 10 Twitter Handles to Follow in 2015. She is a contributor to the New York Times Bestselling I Just Want to Pee Alone series, and the wildly popular Big Book of Parenting Tweets series. Amy can be found laughing at the absurdity of parenting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing her famous Crock Pot Thursday recipes on Pinterest, and writing embarrassing stories about her family and herself at FunnyIsFamily.com.

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