Do any of youi mummy's out there feel the stress of being a mum in this era? I want you all to feel free to b**ch and whinge as much as you want about anything that ticks you off or heap mounds and mounds of praise on something that you couldn't survive without. Example: me personally, I think there is way too much pressure on mums today to raise their kids the "right way". There's a book for this and a book for that. There are techniques for everything and if we aren't doing it a particular way then we're looked down on. I think we rely on health care professionals too much. I told my HCN that I was only going to bring my 4 month old baby in once a month from now on because I really don't think he needs to be weighed more than that. Another mum who was there said to me,"can we do that?" Mother's aren't even told that it's not compulsary to have your baby weighed but just recommended. I asked my mum if she had this much pressure when she was a mum and she said there was pressure but not like there is today. We have the pressure to feed our kids the "right" stuff. Even schools are dictating to us what we can and can't pack in our kid's lunches! My boy eats biscuits most days and if I was to listen to the professionals they would probably tell me I'm digging him a grave. Yet my boy is so active and eats healthy dinners, he brushes his teeth, sleeps a full nights sleep, has an active imagination and can count to ten on his own... and he's not even 3 yet. I don't want to made to feel like I'm doing something wrong when I cleary have a happy and healthy boy. It's time we are made to feel like the responsible parents we can be without the pressure to do it "their way". There are obviously parents out there who do need a little (or a lot) of encouragement to do the right thing and it's great that there is so much help out there if it's needed but most of us are doing it perfectly fine...leave us alone already!!!
I've had my rant, now it's your turn. PLEASE BE NICE. No judgements here.