Oscar Wilde once said that the only thing to do with good advice is pass it on since it is never of use to oneself. That must be why parents sometimes get unsolicited advice from perfect strangers.
To be honest, it hasn't happened to me that often, but there have been a few instances where I've been minding my own business when someone has given me, or even Kellan, a bit of "friendly" advice. My friend recently told me that strangers have commented that her daughter needs to wear a sweater when playing outside. She thinks her nearly three-year-old daughter is able to decide whether she really needs a sweater, but you can't really get into it with a stranger. Or can you?
I can't imagine giving advice to someone I don't know, but maybe some people take that adage about it taking a village to raise a child to heart. Maybe the parent doesn't know she lives in the same village as the advice-giver!
What do you think about unsolicited parenting advice? Is it not a big deal or doesn't it rub you the wrong way?