I've gotten this once in a blue moon. Usually I just nod curtly, hoping they get the idea that their advice is unwelcomed. Only once have I had to politely tell a woman (and it's almost always a woman) that my children are healthy, curious, intelligent, and teachers and peers really like them, so I must be doing something right. It got her to shut up.
By the way, I draw a pretty distinct line between suggestions, which are great, and sanctimonious advice.
Originally Posted by gdl203
I was joking about my not knowing. I've contributed on this thread before. Obviously, my advice meant little to you.