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Unsolicited Advice

Why Do We Keep Reading Parenting Advice?

Kate Bryant | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Kate Bryant

Let's stop complaining then and just use our heads shall we? Are there too many pieces telling you how to be a better parent? Maybe. Are there too many studies telling us what's healthy and what's not? Maybe.

Tips To Make Your Unsolicited Advice Less Sh*tty

Gillian Rowinski | Posted 05.02.2016 | Parents
Gillian Rowinski

What you need to know is that your unsolicited advice at best is landing on deaf ears, and at worst is pissing people off. That's because unsolicited advice sucks. No matter how great your intentions are, lobbing semi-spiritual sayings or random suggestions at people (that they very likely have already considered or already know about), is annoying.

The Dishes Can Wait, And Other Lies

Rhiannon Giles | Posted 03.24.2016 | Parents
Rhiannon Giles

Don't feel bad if you have shared these well-intentioned words with the overwhelmed parents in your life. But can I politely ask you to stop?

Master of Silent Advice

Janet Bertolus | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
Janet Bertolus

It's a very masculine trait, problem solving, one of the last remaining vestiges of working in a male dominated career and all those years of making it a priority to develop only the male side of my personality.

Why I Stopped Giving Unsolicited Advice

Sezin Koehler | Posted 08.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

What a relief to let go of that cumbersome crutch of advice-giving and get down to the business of being an active and supportive friend, finding out what they need from me, not saddling them with what I think they need.

10 Excellent Pieces Of Unsolicited Advice You Shouldn't Ignore

Jill Robbins | Posted 05.30.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I'm a big fan of giving unsolicited advice. Others may not be big fans of it, but that's okay. I have strong opinions and I'm often compelled to share them, even when people wish I wouldn't. Here are a few nuggets of wisdom.

My Grandson Likes My Advice, But My Kids Don't

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 05.26.2016 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

I plan to be my grandson's favorite person in the world. I want to be that wise person he feels safe enough to come to with any question. I want him to know he can always tell me any and everything.

The 5 Types of Unsolicited Parenting Advice I Find Most Helpful

Rachel Toalson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

Sometimes the best unsolicited advice is just a reminder that these little people really are amazing.

Surprisingly Valuable Advice on Giving Unsolicited Advice

Lauren Cahn | Posted 12.28.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Your opinion is valuable, your advice even more precious. So, save it. Keep it for yourself. Odds are, you need it more than I do. So, please don't give that sh*t away, certainly not without even being asked, lest you be perceived as promiscuous.

Can I Give You Some Feedback?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

One of the greatest benefits of exchanging feedback is that it promotes intimacy, trust, respect and appreciation in relationships.

Keep Your Cures Off My Cancer

Joanna_Montgomery | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living

Since my diagnosis a year and a half ago, I've received countless recommendations for purported cures and treatments for cancer. Most have been respectful and well-intentioned recommendations from friends and family members. Others, maybe not so much.

Giving Advice: You Should Never Say "You Should"

Ken Solin | Posted 04.22.2012 | Fifty
Ken Solin

A therapist friend of mine once said that advice is the lowest form of conversation. I would go even further in warning that giving unsolicited advice is a sure way to erode trust and drive people away.

A Slap in the Face

Deborah Copaken Kogan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Copaken Kogan

Unless I'm beating my toddler in the middle of a Wal-Mart -- which I'm proud to report I haven't resorted to yet, not that I haven't been tempted -- your unsolicited advice is not welcome.

Flair for the Obvious: Oh Shut Up!

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ellen Snortland

Is it just me, or is there an enormous surplus of people who think they are on this earth to give advice?