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How to Handle a ‘Mompetitor’

They’re everywhere – women who love telling you how superior their kids are at every single bleeping thing. Here’s how to stay above the fray

Remember these tips:

 

1. Stay focused on your priorities

 

The worst are the moms on Facebook who post every five minutes about their children’s accomplishments. They can make you feel bad about yourself if you let them. So remind yourself that you actually got dirty playing with your kids during the day while these women were busy bragging online!

 

2. Distract and conquer

 

Don’t compete; just change the subject. When you meet a ‘mompetitor’, ask her about a book she’s reading, whether she’s seen any good movies lately or even how she and her husband met. Make it clear that while you’re interested in talking, you’re not interested in talking about her wonderful kids – or your own.

 

 

 

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