I’m not sure how many of you have read this recent parenting article floating around the web.
In summary, it basically says that I’m doing almost everything wrong.
It tells you that you can’t tell your child “Great Job!” when she has done something well, or that you can’t tell her to “be careful!” when you feel like she needs to be. Which, okay, I do all.the.time.
The article says that by following these steps, it will allow your child to be a more confident adult by fostering their sense of self worth. I understand certain aspects like never telling your child that you’re “on a diet” (women really don’t need more body issues, that I know) – but this article in turn has made me less confident about my parenting skills.
Remember that old saying, “Mother Knows Best”? I constantly find myself wondering if my parenting instincts really are the best, and if I really do know what’s best for my child and her personality. I’m just grasping at straws, people!!! Making it up as I go. I wish I had more of a parenting “style”; but I guess my motto is just to LOVE her the best I know how.
The internet is such a black hole of too-much-information, ahhh!!
I hope everyone’s Monday is going well!