With all the different Parenting Styles out there today, it can seem as though we, as parents, can’t do anything right.
Parenting Styles can be quite the source of debate. In fact, there have been many arguments and intense words thrown around when it comes to discussions focused around Parenting Styles.
It seems as though some people know the exact right way to parent their Children and everyone else’s.
To me, questioning someone’s parenting style, is just as bad as Mom Bashing! In fact, it can be worse, especially when you group someone into one parenting style that may otherwise be looked down upon.
There are so many negative connotations surrounding certain parenting styles! I mean, who wants to be referred to as a “Helicopter Mom?” Can’t I just be Mom? Even IF I hover? What about being considered an “Un-involved Parent?” There are many times I have seen that label and it is always considered a bad thing. Who makes these labels up anyways? Seriously? Who sat down one day and thought: “Hey, we need to label every single parent and their parenting methods.”?
I think we question ourselves enough as parents without having to group ourselves into a certain category of Parenting Styles!
In my opinion, we need to stop labeling ourselves and others as a certain kind of parent! I believe we evolve in our parenting as we and the children grow! I also strongly believe that different children, require different methods. It’s all relative to what works for each of your children. What works for my almost 6 year old son, certainly doesn’t work for my 2 year old daughter and vice versa.
Let go of the labels! Unless you just feel like labeling yourself as a PARENT that TRIES their BEST to make a good life for their children. That sounds A LOT more positive to me, than to be referred to as a propulsion driven aircraft.