Saturday, July 28, 2018

Controversial parenting tag

Hi All,

Several years ago, I saw several of this 'tag" being posted on youtube. A lot of people got a lot of hate for what they said but I felt like it was kind of a nice way to get to know some of my favourite mommy youtubers.  So decided to write out some of my opionions.  Keep in mind these are only MY OPINIONS so if you do things differently that is great and I still think you are a good mom and a good person.  I will post the questions in the comments so if you want to answer the questions on your blog go for it and you can post where you did it too and I would really enjoy looking it up! Thanks so much, guys!!! 


1. Pro-life VS Prochoice

Soooo we are starting off with a really easy one (eye roll) I guess that is why they call it controversial...I consider myself pro-choice, I have no problem if you feel the other way about it at all and in fact, I understand.  I personally would never choose to have an abortion myself however in certain situations I think it is warranted and I believe that it should be legal so that they can be obtained without causing the woman to get a major infection.  The biggest problem I have with a lot of the pro-life camp is that often times it seems that they want these babies born but then do not care if the child goes without medical care or food.

2.  Baby Wearing

I'm all for babywearing in any situation, and I wore all three of my kids when they were little, I always wanted to do it for longer but never seemed to be able to find a wrap that I liked and really fit well.  If we get a foster /adoptive child young enough I definitely plan to wear them to help with bonding.

3.  Circumcision 

This is one of those things I am pretty passionate about.  All I will say is that I am against doing it because I feel like that should be left up to the owner of the penis.  

4.  Adoption

Well on this one we are in the process to do foster to adopt so I am all for it.  I don't care where you get them, (Ie from the US or some other country) a child is a child is a child.

5.  Baby Piercing

This I am assuming means like piercing a babies ears, I am not against it if a parent wants to pierce their ears, however, I did not get my daughter's done when she was a baby.  I feel like I can have a special day with her when she decides that she wants to have her ears pierced. So I am kind of looking forward to that.

6.  Breastfeeding- Vs Formula feeding

I breastfed 2 and formula fed one.  I do think it is best to breastfeed if you can, but if not as long as they are fed I think its great.

7.  Cry it out method

I don't agree with it. In my opinion, if a baby is crying they need something.

8.  Spanking

Spanking to me is just a form of bullying because you are bigger then they are.  I think there are better ways to teach your child right from wrong.

9.  Co-Sleeping

I co-slept with all of my kids and I think it was a great experience. and I would do it again in a heartbeat.  It helped me a lot with bonding after my c-sections and I wouldn't have done it any other way.  I am a very light sleeper so I have never worried about rolling over on them or anything. But it actually allowed me to get beter sleep then I would have if they were in another room.

10.  Home vs private vs public vs charter schooling

Well our schools around here are awful and we homeschool through K12 so I guess we are kind of doing home and public schooling.  I don't really have a strong opinion on this.  If it works for your family I say do it.

11. Vaccinations

My kids are fully vaccinated except for the flu shot.  If I had to do it over again I would probably vaccinate them but on a delayed schedule.

12.  Medicating Children

This one I have a pretty strong opinion on.  I think under the age of 5 meds are a BAD idea, try other options like therapy or natural methods.  After 5, I still would not do it unless they really really needed it.

13.  cloth vs disposable diapers

I cloth diapered and would again but I don't have a problem with either.

14.  Store bought vs homemade baby food

As long as they are fed I think it's fine, although I would probably do child led weaning if I had another baby that age

So there you have it the "controversial parenting tag"

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!!!


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