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Old 12-29-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: TX
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So, you're talking newer vs older parents, not parents vs non-parents.
I'm talking the gradual change from non-parent to parent, and beyond, and how complacency comes from experience. Of course, what I was addressing was a small part of the picture. There are many other factors that go into a person's willingness to learn from people who may not be parents but still know a thing or two. But I'm interested in what these people may have in common, you see...
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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The only time I want to hear parenting advice is when I specifically ask for it. Generally I will ask for advice from people who I respect as parents. I can't see asking a non parent for advice about parenting.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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Well, just because someone has kids doesn't make them an expert either. I'd never ask most of the parents on Supernanny for advice in a million years. I'd ask the OP of this thread first. Ask someone like my aunt 20 years ago, looking at how her hellraiser boys walked all over her? No freakin' way. Some people with school-age children are used to having a kid around..... but they still don't know what they're going. lol
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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Well, just because someone has kids doesn't make them an expert either. I'd never ask most of the parents on Supernanny for advice in a million years. I'd ask the OP of this thread first. Ask someone like my aunt 20 years ago, looking at how her hellraiser boys walked all over her? No freakin' way. Some people with school-age children are used to having a kid around..... but they still don't know what they're going. lol
If she knows now that those boys walked all over her she may have some very good advice on what NOT to do.
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I'm talking the gradual change from non-parent to parent, and beyond, and how complacency comes from experience. Of course, what I was addressing was a small part of the picture. There are many other factors that go into a person's willingness to learn from people who may not be parents but still know a thing or two. But I'm interested in what these people may have in common, you see...
It is my belief that most posters are interested in learning from people who know a thing or two, regardless of parent or non-parent status. The operative phrase, though, is "who know" rather than "who spout off opinions and then argue about them." Informative posts of any stripe are always welcome.
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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I ask those I respect and trust for advice. Their parental status is not important.
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Even TxtQueen has some juicy tidbits of sage and profound wisdom sometimes. And she's just a kid!

*bolded to emphasize use of the word "kid" in reference to an adult, thereby "going there" with regards to another thread which refers to a 27-year-old as a kid.
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: TX
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It is my belief that most posters are interested in learning from people who know a thing or two, regardless of parent or non-parent status. The operative phrase, though, is "who know" rather than "who spout off opinions and then argue about them." Informative posts of any stripe are always welcome.
Well they could know but not let you know they know, you know?
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Well they could know but not let you know they know, you know?
One can only judge each post on its merits. I'm not psychic.

Honestly, it's the tone and arrogance of some posts that IMO lead to the petty sniping back and forth. It's a mystery to me why people can't just say their piece and let it be.
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