How can I relate to mothers with opposing parenting views
Most of my girlfriends have children, as do I, and although we don't always agree when it comes to parenting, we get along just fine. One of my best friends had a baby about 6 months ago. Her parenting style couldn't be more different than mine, which is fine. I believe each person has the right to raise their children however they so choose. I may not agree, but I don't judge. But, whenever we get together all she wants to do is talk about her alternative form of parenting. It's not just parenting but a whole new way of life and its ALL she wants to talk about. I try to steer the conversation to neutral ground, but it always comes back to the same thing. It's starting to become a dread to talk to her but I really don't want us to drift apart. My question is: Does anyone have any advice on how I can avoid these conversations and still maintain our close relationship? Thanks in advance!