**I did not let her actually eat that candy***
I know that I am a new mom but why do people feel the need to give me unsolicited parenting advice. Who do they think they are to tell me how I should or shouldn't parent my child. If I make a mistake, that is my problem (so long as it does not jeopardize the safety of my child).
Here is what set me off today: Wiggle Bean is teething her top two front teeth right now and they are on the verge of breaking through. She is a little more fussy at bed time than usual. Last night I could not get her to sleep in her crib. I would get her asleep in my arms but the second that I put her down, she would whimper and cry. I tried teething tablets but they just were not the same as mommy snuggles. So I ended up sleeping with her on the bed in her room.
I sent a text over to her daycare provider that said "How is she today? We had a rough sleeping night. I think her teeth were bothering her?"
Daycare replied back: "She been fine, not fussy at all. She fell 2 sleep n my arms after u dropd her off."
My response: "Not surprising, she looked really sleepy in the car. She would not sleep alone last night. Only slept if I held her.
Daycare replied: "Oh Mommy u gta stop doen that or else she gna rap u arond her fingr n i knw u wana spoil her bt that can be a mistake n certn situations"
followed by " It ok 2 let her cry, actually good 2 let her cry at times. Seriously i made the same mistake n let Alivia slp wit me at first n was hard 4 her 2 slp alone."
First off her spelling is terrible. I understand Text speak but OMG, that is horrible. I might have to think twice about having her "teach" my daughter when she is older.
Secondly, what gives her the right to tell me I am making mistakes as a parent. She regularly tells me that we spoil Wiggle Bean and let her get away with to much at home that she can not do at daycare.
Yes, she is an only child and probably always will be (no intentions of having more children) but she is not "spoiled" to the point she is a brat. She is a great child and I am frequently told how well behaved she is for only being 9 1/2 months.
I have not yet responded to her parenting critiques. I do not feel that I am calm enough to reply in a kind manner.
Am I over reacting? Is it common for daycare providers to tell you you are making parenting mistakes? Would you be upset?