There are so many different parenting philosophies out there. And, for the most part, if you don’t do what they say, you are a bad parent. Same thing applies to mid-wives tales–bad parent! Common sense–bad parent! Not the average baby–bad parents. Not being to understand your baby or trust your instincts–bad parent.
Well, I’ve only been a parent for 3.5 months, but I am here to say, you are not a bad parent. You are only a bad parent if you abuse your child or completely ignore or abandon your child. In these three and half months, I’ve done several things with Rhys that some might say was bad parenting, but it worked for me, and more importantly, works for him. Thus, I am not a bad parent.
So, I’ve compiled a list to alleviate you mothers (and me) of any guilt we may have of being a “bad parent.”