Topic: My aunts
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December 8th, 2008, 06:10 AM
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When it comes to child rearing, everyone has opinions on what to do or what not to do. The thing is, we all manage somehow to raise our kids on our own terms and they live through it! tell your aunt, although you';re sure she means well, that you'd really rather she keep her opinions to herself. That's all they are is opinions...not based on fact or experience and therefore about as valid as me telling you how to keep warm at the north pole. Don't be afraid to tell her to stay out of it! This is YOUR baby and YOUR step daughter! She is a bystander in your life who doesn't help and only hurts--no doubt due to her own feelings of inadequacy at never having had her own children. Don't let her take any of the fun out of being a new mommy! As far as not wanting your dsd to come by for the next month or so, that's up to you. If you're breastfeeding, your baby will pick up your immunities and as long as your dsd takes care to wash her hands well before touching the baby, she should be fine but that is YOUR call because that is YOUR baby! That's one of the nice things bout being a parent...you get to make the decisions and do not have to take anyone elses advice! Don't be afraid to tell anyone off if they're encroaching on your rights as a mother. If she wants to parent, tell her to get a child of her own! There are plenty of kids in need of adoptive or foster parents...
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