There have been articles, status updates and news segments that talk about how hard we women are on each other. For some reason we are extra hard on each other when it comes to moms judging other moms and their parenting styles. All one has to do is look at the comment section of a “mom blog” or Facebook status update of just about any parenting related company to see how judgmental and self righteous we can be. Why must we always being trying to one up each other or prove what great parents we are?
A recent article on iVillage really made me scratch my head.
Thanks iVillage for enlightening us parents to the fact that hot dogs aren’t healthy. I’m pretty sure we all know that hot dogs aren’t the world healthiest food. What made me cringe more than the article were the perfect parent comments.
WOW! Thanks ladies for letting us know how perfect you are at this parenting thing. Oh and Celeste, your mother was obviously a saint, cause that is not happening in this house.
Then there are the Moms who voice their “opinion” when they don’t need to.
Facebook Status update: At what age did you stop giving your child a bottle?
Commenter: My child never had a bottle. They were breastfeed until they were 30.
Great! Thank you for the jab and the unnecessary response. Obviously if your child has never had a bottle that question wasn’t for you. Oh and I may have exaggerated the age of the breastfeed child to avoid any breastfeeding arguments on this post.
What about those Moms who are the over achievers.
Britax asked a simple question recently.
You people do realize that all Britax asked was what age did you child start using a convertible car seat. You only expanded on that because it made you feel superior. In reality, it just made you look annoying. Rear facing until almost 5? Really? UGH!
We have all been guilty of this. So don’t take it personally. The next time you post a comment on a blog, website, Facebook status update, or anything else, think to yourself, “Is my comment really helpful or am I just being a self righteous?”