April 20, 2007

Controversy

Wow! That got kinda heated in a relatively short amount of time! I certainly didn't mean to start a debate over my last post. Honestly though I don't believe there was any malice in anything that was said. At least I hope there wasn't.

I think it's obvious that parenting styles and choices can become a very hot topic, and very quickly. Parenting is easily one of the most difficult things that I've ever had to do. I'm continuously asking myself if I'm doing things right; if I'm making the right choices for KT and our family.

Cloth vs. Disposable diapers?
Bre@stfeeding vs. Formula feeding?
Co-sleeping or not?
CIO or not?
Babywearing or not?
Return to work or stay at home?

You can spend an incredible amount of time questioning if you're a good parent and all it does it cause you to lose time. I am a firm believer that everyone needs to make their own choices. These choices are based on what they are comfortable with and what works for that specific child. If it works, that in itself makes it the right thing to do for your family. (Clearly as long as it isn't putting the child in danger.) Every child is different and needs a different parenting approach.

I think it's important that we all remember that. What works for one family may not work for another. And just because we choose to do things differently doesn't make us bad parents.

3 comments:

Kristen said...

Very well said my dear. :>)

Meg said...

Couldn't have said it better!

Nickie said...

Amen Sista!!!