Attachment parents of the universe are all up in arms after the publication of this article on Huffington Post.
I personally can’t figure out what the big deal is. Yes, the article was disrespectful. But it was also obviously facetious. No, Blossom (aka. Mayim Bialik) is NOT nursing a 25 year old. It’s a joke.
In any case, here’s what I think: If you feel confident about your parenting, why let a dumb article trashing attachment parenting bother you? Especially when the writer of the article clearly doesn’t know what Attachment Parenting is actually about. If YOU are confident about how you’re parenting, then just keep calm and carry on.
Because, I don’t know, the parents she was describing? Those weren’t me. Not at all. I don’t have a 3 year old who still won’t sleep without me. I haven’t given up my social life or my sex life just because I have children. And I don’t believe that most Attachment Parents have. Even if that was me she was describing, if I knew that what I was doing was right for my family, I wouldn’t care what she thought. She doesn’t know me. She doesn’t know what my kids need.
I actually find articles like this one interesting. I like hearing other points of view. I like seeing what other people think about me and people like me. I’m not going assume she doesn’t have a point just because I disagree with her. I am confident enough in my beliefs and values that I don’t let it bother me if we do disagree. And I don’t want to miss a good point just because I’m too scared to let go of my beloved opinions.
The thing is, if we let ourselves get worked up about everything people say that goes against what we believe? Well…we’re hardly gonna have any time to pay attention to our kids! Or our marriages.
I know I’m a good momma. I know I’m doing the best I can for my kids, for my marriage, and for myself. So, when someone thinks the way I parent is dumb?
I’m just gonna keep calm and carry on. Wanna join me?