Jessica - posted on 12/28/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
Any one else tired of your friends /family members always comparing their child to yours in a competitive way. I've noticed people doing it when their children are years apart in age from my daughter but its worse with the few friends and family member who have a child close to my daughters age. I just want to enjoy my daughters childhood and not press her to grow up any quicker, but sometimes all the comparisons get to me. I know my daughter is where she should be developmentally, but what is more important to me is that she has a carefree, fun and magical childhood!!!!! Im also planning on homeschooling her just so she can enjoy her childhood and grow, learn, and discover at her own pace. I just dont understand why some parents think the most important thing is how "smart" their kids seem to be, doesn't anyone care about having a happy , well adjusted, silly, fun, kind, mindful child???? I just needed to vent I guess.