Thursday, July 28, 2011
Your kid may have grown up healthy, polite and successful, but, that doesn't mean you raised them right.
Yep, it's true. Your child might be the most healthy, polite and successful person around, but, that doesn't mean that you did everything right when you raised them.
I see this every time there is an article written on that shows the dangers of certain ways of doing things. For instance, cereal in bottles, bottle propping, CIO, premature forward facing....there is always those mom's that did all of those things commenting on how they did it and their kid is healthy, polite, successful, wonderful, advanced, blah, blah, blah. These parents refuse to read further or research or try to see another way. They will not accept that their way of doing things may not be the best. I do not understand this way of thinking.
Let's talk about cereal in the bottle first...What keeps some of you mom's from seeing another side or way of doing things? What keeps you from trying another way just to see? If research and studies say another way is safer or that your way is unsafe, why keep risking it for your pride? Just because you kid hasn't choked doesn't mean that all the scientific evidence is wrong. Obviously some poor babies have choked on it. If research proves that it doesn't keep your kid full, that if they can't eat the food off of a spoon yet, they don't need food, that they need to be 6 months old before they get food...why do you insist that it is none of those things just because YOUR kid is ok? Why not accept that perhaps it isn't a good idea and try something different with the kids?
Have you ever heard of Dave Pelzer? Here's a quote from his website: "Dave has experienced a truly extraordinary life. He nearly died several times by the hands of his mentally disturbed alcoholic mother. Years later it was determined that Dave’s case was identified as one of the most gruesome and extreme cases of child abuse in California ’s then history."
Now, here's a quote about him as an adult: "As a member of the Armed Forces, Dave was hand-picked to midair refuel the highly secretive SR-71 Blackbird and the F-117 Stealth Fighter, which played a major role in Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. While serving on active duty and maintaining a rigorous flight schedule, Dave made time to give of himself. In 1990, Dave was the recipient of the JC Penney Golden Rule Award, making him the California Volunteer of the Year.
Posted by Leslie LeCompte at 7:38 AM