Parental Stress and Anger
Who is Judging Your Parenting Style?
Well, I've definitely had to deal with a lot of judgments from people regarding my parenting choices. From the very start, there were people who didn't like the fact that I was breastfeeding my baby exclusively, that I would nurse my baby in public, that I wore my baby on my body, that we were having a family bed with our baby. My family, friends, friends that had kids, friends that didn't have kids, my pediatrician, everybody had an opinion on how we should be raising our child. And what it came down to for me ultimately was I had to do what I felt comfortable with and what felt right for me. So in dealing with other people's judgments, I put a lot of thought behind my parenting, and I believe in it, so I don't care what they have to say about it. I believe that I'm raising my child and both of my children now exactly how I want to.