The STFU Parenting Method

It’s no secret that I birth children who do not sleep and that I breastfeed them until they naturally self-wean.

While I am fully content with the choices I've made for my own family, it’s fair to say that there have been many instances in which other people have been…less so.

Usually, a smile and a swift change of subject are my fail-safe responses for dealing with the doubters.  Yet there are a few words that I feel I should have said a long while ago.  Better late than never, right?  So here goes…

To every person who told me to try the ‘Cry It Out’ method, I offer you a refreshingly simple alternative.

To every person who advised me of weaning methods to end my breastfeeding journey prematurely, I offer you a wonderfully effective substitute.

To every person who allowed a free-flowing torrent of unsolicited advice to pour from your expert mouth, I offer you something new.

A method so clear-cut and so easy to understand, that anyone can apply it.

Introducing The STFU Method:

If you’re a little slow on the uptake, fear not.  Allow me to demonstrate how this method works in practise:

Considering asking a new mom whether her baby Sleeps Through The Night yet?


Feeling offended at the idea of a mother breastfeeding her child in public?


Feeling the need to offer unsolicited parenting advice?


You see?  Simple.  There is literally no Ass-Hole Situation that this method doesn’t apply to.

So keep on keeping on, moms...and don't let the doubters drag you down ;)

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