I am all for constructive criticism. Actually I’m not. Keep your opinions to yourself.
No, seriously though, I am happy to have a conversation and to have some gentle suggestions about some things I could be doing – like today both nursery and my mum have mentioned that a lot of Joshua’s clothes are too small for him and also we send spare clothes that are jeans – quite thick and not very summery. I had a chat with my mum last night and I agreed we need to take him shopping. We’re gonna do it this weekend. That’s fine.
On the other hand, tell me I’m doing something wrong or call me a name (not gonna say what it was) for doing something that you yourself wouldn’t do, and I’m not going to take it. I’m not going to tell you to piss off or anything else, but I don’t have time for people who think they know better than me about how to deal with my own children. I may not be the perfect mother, I may work full time and leave my children with an au-pair (an absolutely lovely sweet girl that my kids think are the bee’s knees – that means they like you if she’s reading) but I know what is best for my children and what I do is my own business.
I’m sure everyone has a few things that other people wouldn’t agree with. I can think of quite a few off the top of my head. But I don’t go around telling (hypothetical people) what to do with their lives, so I would quite frankly like it if said people would BUTT OUT. And mind their own business.