Parenting Tips From Octomom
Nadya Suleman offers her advice on everything from meals to tantrums
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2009 10:47 AM CST
Nadya Suleman arrives at the City of Orange Court house on Monday July 27, 2009.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

(Newser) – Nadya Suleman, better known as Octomom, offers up her best parenting advice—yes, really—to Babble. The highlights:

  • Her parenting philosophy: “Love with some boundaries and rules. I think religion is important. So are good manners, good role models, and a good education. I also try not to judge other parents.”
  • Life lessons for her kids: “Don’t get distracted or worry about what others think of you. Don’t let anyone else determine who you are and what you want to accomplish.”

  • On managing tantrums: “I try my best to calm the kids and if I can’t do it I’ll leave the store. I try not to feel pressure to have everything under control because all parents have been there.”
  • The most shocking part of motherhood: “The intensity and fierceness with which I love my children.”
  • Discipline: “Mutiny is not an option in my house!”
  • Favorite meal: “Mac and cheese, turkey, and homemade baby food.”

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JGirl
Dec 16, 2009 4:06 AM CST
octoslut does not raise her children, she exploits them. i doubt she has anything of value to offer moms.
deezy
Dec 15, 2009 11:53 AM CST
asking her advice on parenting is like asking Sarah Palin on adive for...anything....just a bad call :)
Toon
Dec 15, 2009 5:41 AM CST
No having a lot of kids does not make you a good parent. My mother's parents and 13 and that did not mean that they had special knowledge that prevented abuse or neglect. And it's not like she has completely raised any of them, the oldest is about 8 and most of them are still in diapers. All we know is that she can repeat the advice in most parenting books. Now if she writes a book in 20 years she might have some unique things to tell the world. But at this point I'd rather see her doing stuff with her kids rather than self promotion.