I browse Internet forums. There is one that I am on..I have to say it is a website JUST for women. When you get a bunch of bored housewives together there can be catfights. One thing that really gets on my nerves is when another mother is attacked for the following things:
- Breastfeeding or Formula Feeding
- Cloth Diapering or Disposable Diapers
- Circumcision or NOT
- Vaccinating or Delayed Vaccinations.
- Extended Rear Facing
These topics are some of the most heated topics between women on the internet today. And let me go ahead and tell you. I will NOT tolerate any bullying or arguing about who does what in comments.
First of all, I seen a VERY immature woman have the nerve to tell another mother that she is not a good mom because she did not even try to breastfeed. I am VERY Pro breastfeeding but I would NEVER in my life push it on anyone. YES it is the best you can give your baby but it is NOT for everyone. Us as women have a choice. WE DO NOT HAVE TO all agree on how we feed our children. I feel as long as a baby is not starving. IT SHOULD NOT MATTER if they are breastfeed or formula feed! Educating other mothers on the topic is GREAT, don't get me wrong..BUT nothing pisses me off more than a grown woman telling another woman that she is practically trash because she does not breastfeed.
Cloth Diapering is another thing. It is NOT for everyone..If you want to do it then go for it. I will not do it because it is just not something for my family. Now circumcision.. This is another topic that women fight about. I circ all of my boys. It is a personal decision and I feel that it should be the father's decision on what is done when it comes to that decision. I won't talk much more about that topic. Vaccinating is another thing that women seem to get catty about. Let me just go ahead and say that I am going to parent my children how I want to, and you ( or other mothers in general) will parent their children how they want to as well.
The point in this post is that women on the internet need to worry about their own children and their own decisions about their kid(s) rather than spending so much time bulling other mothers because they do not parent their kid(s) like they do. As long as your child(ren) are feed, clothed and not beat and taken care of, that is all that matters.
Have you been bullied online about your parenting skills? How has it affected you?