When and why do you suppose we lost confidence in ourselves as parents? Do you think that its because we are bombarded with magazines telling us how to raise our kids? The government? When I was growing up, the only book my mother ever read was Dr. Spock's. Do you think its the lack of religious faith? Or, is it because of worldly happenings?Answer Question
Idk! But the more I think of it... It seems like in general parenting is seen like a drain and a burden these days. "It's HARD work young ladies!" But if done right- it's rewarding and hard doesn't come close to the top of the list on describing it. I think women enter motherhood scared really. And then we are told to abandon and deny any natural instinct we have: Don't spoil the baby! Teach it to grow up! It's silly. I think we have lost confidence be yes, society is convincing us that our maternal instincts are: oppressive and holding us back from rewarding careers OR not comparable to "superior" scientific conclusions.
Answer by CooksWife at 3:01 PM on Jan. 13, 2009
Ya know I just do what works for us. Some things work some things don't and we make that alteration. I make it a point not to live up to anyone person expectation(s) except for my own. I am certainly aware of the fact that to some what I do is going to "break my childs spirit" or "not teach them how to (insert whatever here)" however, what works for us works for us. I believe in the old go with the gut philosophy....No two children are the same so it's impossible to follow a book..
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