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Are you more of a mainstream parent or do you go against the flow?


Asked by rileymommy at 10:07 AM on Aug. 14, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I rely on common sense more than the "latest thing" in parenting. I'm probably not mainstream, I do what I think is best for the kids regardless of what the latest experts have to say.

    Answer by Scuba at 10:12 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • I'm pretty far from mainstream these days, lol.

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 10:08 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • well if you say mainstream is one of those parents that are constantly cleaning and hoovering over their kid im not one of them. i allow my kids to get as dirty as they want cuz for one it help boost immune system plus i would go through so much laundry just keeping them clean that and i dont interven with their playing unless someone is going to get hurt or they are fighting .

    Answer by laura970 at 10:11 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • I really don't know. I am normal for my household! hehe.

    Answer by txdaniella at 10:11 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • i so agree scuba most of those experts either dont have kids or base everything on lab studies well for one my kids are not lab rats. you have to go by your gut and common sense. a child does not need a 100$ toy to teach them how to jump rope or put a square peg in the right hole.

    Answer by laura970 at 10:15 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • Let's see, we don't eat fast food, we don't eat prepackaged foods, we have dinner as a family, we have one tv, that is never on for more than two hours a day, we don't eat meat, my teen has never had a glass of milk (or play soccer)

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:22 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • i feel normal... but then when i compare not so normal..
    natural birth (but had to induce). i breastfeed. I co-slept. I didnt CIO. Contemplating homeschool. we are starting to change our food for more natural..
    we are in the middle of the road I guess.. but whatever :) we are happy!

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 10:54 AM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • im just normal.

    Answer by MKSers at 2:25 PM on Aug. 14, 2010

  • Other than my Catholic devoutedness, I am! I keep everything spotless, my kids are very protected, and I keep them in style, I send them to Army public school, whic actually isnt public at all, considering it is army brats only, but yes thats me

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 11:00 AM on Aug. 16, 2010