John Kinnear

5 Things Parents Need To Stop Saying To Non-Parents

First, I should say that I am 100% guilty of all of these. I know this reads as an advice list, but really it’s advice I’m giving myself. The “you” I am addressing in this piece is me…unless it applies to you; then it is you.

I ran head-first into this parenting thing, and have gladly and gratefully let it redefine me as a person. One unforeseen side effect has been that I view everything through the lens of parenting. Sometimes that is a good thing. For instance, I don’t leave steak knives lying around as much as I used to. Sometimes, and this is what I’ve recently learned, it can alienate my non-kid-having friends. Here are some things that are better left unsaid.

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