Jamie - posted on 01/15/2012 ( 132 moms have responded )
During another debate on here I received this response:
"YOU chose to [fill in blank with parenting style] because you feel it is a better choice. you are automatically judging anything else with that choice."
Unfortunately, the poster was making false assumptions about me for that particular topic. I choose what I believe is best for MY CHILDREN. I do not believe that parenting is "one size fits all." Even in my own house I will change my parenting style to what I believe is best for that particular child.
With that being said, I would never judge another mother for choosing a different way to parent HER CHILD. To me, that seems ridiculous. I do not know the family or the child's innermost workings. The mother does, and can assess what is right for the family. And that is what confuses me. Why would I judge someone for doing what is best for their family because it isn't the same as what I know is best for mine?
But then it got me thinking. I've felt judged so many times in my life for the choices I've made parenting my own children. Could I be in the minority in my beliefs?
With all that being said, I want to hear from you! Do you judge mothers that have different parenting styles than you?
Be nice, and be honest. I think this is an important topic.