Rachel - posted on 08/17/2009 ( 33 moms have responded )
I'm only 27 and yet i class myself as old...lol. I dont understand why all the young mothers get so offended by an older mother and her advice, seriously with age comes knowledge and with knowledge you become better at whatever your job is, and that can only benefit your children. Age does not matter when it comes to being a parent but knowledge can be very useful to any parent of any age, it's a known fact that we learn something new everyday NO MATTER HOW OLD WE ARE. Now for the older woman having their first child later in life they can learn new things from younger mums who have been a mother for longer and vice versa, so why is there a need to seperate mothers into an age catagory?????? What does age have to do with how good of a parent you are??????? In my job i have seen a lot of older mothers who have no idea how to be a parent but then i have seen more younger mothers that have no idea either, but yet for some reason we all catagorise young mothers as not knowing everything and older mothers who are no it all's. I suppose my actual question would be why do young mothers have so many problems with the older mothers and why do the older mothers have so many problems with the younger mothers??????? And what can we do to make everybody see that we are all mothers who love our children and who are all trying to raise our children the best we can?????