parents whose advise i’d like to hear

by gurumommy on January 17, 2012

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Seriously?! After hearing that several of the Real Housewives & Kardashian’s were writing parenting advice books, columns and online ‘mommy’ blogs I had to laugh when I read Lisa Belkins column for Huffpost entitled Parents Whose Advise I’d Like to Hear, she writes:  Nadya Suleman, who you probably know as the Octomom, is now getting paid to teach you how to be a good parent. That sums up so much of what is backwards in the world, doesn’t it?Why are all the WRONG people stepping up with advice?Khloe Kardashian has a Mommy Blog. “Real Housewife” Alex McCord has written a book. (“This should be a book as to what not to do,” one Amazon reviewer snarked, but, alas, McCord was serious.) At least Lynne Spears had the sense to scratch her book plans when her daughter Jamie Lyn (aka Britney’s sister) had a baby at 16. (Perhaps Jamie Lyn can get her own parenting talk show next?) But still, she’d thought about it.The Suleman announcement got me thinking. It’s clear who should NOT be in this “let-me-tell-you-how-to-do-this” business. But who really should be adding their voices to the parenting conversation?  Here’s who Lisa Belkin would actually like hear parenting advice from:

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