Over the weekend, Mairead got an email from a listener who became a parent earlier this year during lockdown. She was in touch because since her son was born, she has been getting a lot of unwanted parenting advice and comments from friends and family.
This was really getting to her and she reached out for tips on how to cope with it. There was a huge reaction from listeners in the same position, so Mairead spoke to Katie Mugan from NursingMama.ie.
Katie is a pediatric nurse and also a mum of 4, and this topic comes up for her time and time again. She had some excellent advice on how to deal with, ignore, and also to listen to the mountain of advice that is often offered to parents of young children.
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