Avoiding Parental Insults

Parenting blogger Brian Reid has crafted a list of cringe-worthy things you should avoid saying to working parents and at-home parents if you don’t wish to insult their parenting and their employment choices.


On the list of things to NOT say to a working parent, “Did you know that daycare will mess your kid up?” Among the questions to NOT ask an at-home parent was this chestnut, “Do you think you’re being a good role model for your kids?” (November 2007)


You'd think people wouldn't need to be told this. I love when people tell me they could never send their kids to daycare, knowing full well that I do and have with all of my children.

I say "don't knock it until you've tried it."