- your brilliant and superior parenting skills (e.g., your three year old's reading ability, the fact that none of your kids eat any refined sugar, etc.)
- how other parents are so pitiably stupid for parenting in a way different from your own
- any reference whatsoever to vaccination: for, against, or otherwise
- hysterical invective against circumcision, baby formula, or nighttime parenting choices
- shit-stirring in general
The "hide" button is a magical thing and I use it freely. I expect a certain amount of idiocy in any forum where people aren't interacting face-to-face. But I just do not understand how people can survive a few years of parenthood without being deeply humbled by the inadequacy of whatever ideals they started out with. I'm not even sure that the people who set me off on this little rant really do believe that my kids are forever scarred by my horrible parenting choices. They're probably just looking for some validation from the little choir they're preaching to. But it strikes me as antagonistic and (strangely) competitive and they should most definitely shut right up.