Thursday, December 13, 2012

Modern Day Motherhood

A friend of mine posted this article on facebook. A few of these things have been on my mind a lot lately. It offers a good perspective. I've never thought of our generation as pioneers before. The author's perspective most definitely validates my own resentment every time I hear "Well, I did it with my kids, and they survived." Every time I hear it I want to scream at whoever says it. THINGS HAVE CHANGED. There is new research, new resources, new pressures, and new legislature. Of course instead of screaming "I'LL RAISE MY KIDS HOW I THINK IS BEST, LEAVE ME ALONE", I either say nothing or say "That's not how I'm doing it".

Am I the only one these days who feels that I have to recite a dissertation of reasons why I make a decision on how I'm raising my kids? Am I alone in my psychoticism {yes, that's a word... I just made it up}  or do any of you parents out there feel this way? 

Anyway, this article was good. I hadn't thought about the expectations of society affecting how we parent, or some of the other things she pointed out. 

DISCLAIMER: There is a little profanity... some is bleeped out though. 

I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.