We all know that Motherhood is one of the hardest jobs a woman will ever have in her life! This position carries so many emotions….good, bad, and (without a doubt) ugly! Some are better at it then others-but that’s ok! We all mother differently and at different speeds. And in general-no ones way is right or wrong….just different. We don’t all have to agree with the way others mother.
Being a mother comes easier for some more than others. Some people (like me) worked with kids while in high school and can handle others kids more than their own. The same is true for people who cannot handle others kids but are pretty fine with their own. Being a mother doesn’t always come natural. There is no manual out there on how to be a good mother….although many people have tried. Women may have been born to be mothers but that doesn’t mean we are instant good at it or know all the right things to do. Just like most things in life…it’s a trial and error process. We learn, correct, and move on. It may take longer for others to get the hang of it but in the end (hopefully) we all get it.
I truly believe that there is no wrong or right way to raise a child (except if your parenting style is harming your child in any way), there are a TON of different ways to parent. I don’t think that we (mothers) should shove our style down another mothers throat. All you will do is push them away. I have no problem talking, learning, and debating parenting styles with others. Just remember-your way isn’t right for everyone.
Motherhood is a hard job to begin with…there is no need to bring others down or make other mothers feel less than because they aren’t doing it your way. Your way is your way and no one elses. Lets come together as mothers instead of building walls up because of our differences. We could all learn something from each other…..you just have to be open, honest, and loving when doing so.