I want to talk about something. If you’ll hang on with me for just a minute.
Please. I promise I won’t be too preachy.
It’s very important to me that you, that we, that all of us as mothers to our children, remember and realize that we know what’s best for our children.
Having a different opinion this someone is okay. In fact, you can even disagree with someone. We can all have different parenting styles and beliefs but we can still be friends.
Isn’t that nice? What would this world be if we all raised our children exactly the same? If we walked outside each morning to greet our super friendly neighbor in matched stripped polos and all walked to the supermarket to buy the exact same jar of baby food and the exact same box of diapers and the exact same toy. If none of us had our own styles, opinions, thoughts or beliefs; if we just pranced around like we all did exactly the same thing.
That would be boring.
No mother should ever feel bad or guilty because they choose to parent differently than another. I believe there are different ways to parent, and for my family, I believe there is a right way to do it. But, my right way might be different than your right way. And if it is, that’s okay! I still like you! I still think you’re a great mom, no matter if you paint your house blue or green.
I don’t think there is a “wrong” way to parent (excluding violence, drugs, etc obviously) there are just different ways. Different is good! Variety in our world is a good thing! We are all unique individuals!
Here on Mama Notes, I will of course talk about things that I believe in. Like duh, but please know that you are welcome here no matter what. I think you guys know that. So many of you leave comments and they are all supporting and helpful to me and every other mom that reads them. I just love that. So I wanted to say thank you. You guys are just nifty.
You should never feel bad for feeling one way or parenting different than your neighbor. Do what you think is best! Surround yourself with encouraging people. After all, you’re
Carry on now.