It may surprise you, that despite the fact that I write a weekly parenting column, I tend to keep my parenting opinions to myself. It's easier to make and keep friends that way as I sometimes get the feeling moms avoid hanging with me fearing I’ll judge their parenting style. I try to stick with critiquing my own children or myself.
It's safer that way.
In any case, I was recently asked to give my advice on how to make a toddler sit still. Knowing full well that two and three year olds inherently fidget, I asked the mother what her expectations were for her child. Mom reported that her son sits for a couple of books and songs at library story time but wished he would be still for the entire presentation.
Immediately I thought, perhaps the stories are boring, or age inappropriate or maybe he had gas. I mean there are any number of reasons a child gets antsy, none of which are necessarily wrong.