You know , I have discussed this with about 15 moms here in my neighborhood! And we just dont know that many people who are so overprotective! And here on CM it seems like 95% are! Hard to believe! I am 24, a military spouse, and have 4 kids and one on the way! Here's the thing... Noone I know has these extreme theories! Like ERF, EBF, kids not dating until 16, and no soda even as a teen, or the famouse high fructose corn syrup debate! ANd there is so much more! I have very well behaved kids, and a very nice home, but I dont think it is that big of a deal when they are 15 if they eat hotpockets, or drink a pepsi a day! I dont feel the need to keep them from thie "big bad world" I dont see a problem with two 12 year olds going to a movie with me in another theater! And I cant understand watching food so extremely! I mean corn sugar hasnt killed anyone yet, as long as you limit! Anyone else feel this way?
Answer by gertie41 at 8:10 PM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by circle_of_life at 11:00 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
Yes, there are a lot of paranoid parent on here. I like this one. " Is my one month old constipated?" Just because the baby did not poop today yet. A lot of parents need to take a chill pill.
Answer by louise2 at 11:03 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by older at 10:58 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by Tab2 at 11:01 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by MissAlisabeth at 11:23 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
I think the reason that it seems that 95% on CM are so paranoid and overprotective is because those that do have such strong convictions are more vocal than those of more relaxed mommies. I agree with you on sugar is sugar no matter where it comes from, our bodies react to them the same. Actually I agree with most of the points you have made. Everyone has different concerns according to what is best for their family but for the most part we are a very loving, respectful AND relaxed family:)
Answer by shanlaree at 11:25 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
Answer by jenny2150 at 11:01 AM on Oct. 10, 2010
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Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 11:05 AM on Oct. 10, 2010