I realized about three months after my daughter'sbirth that there was a name for the things I was doing instinctively for my daughter and it was AP. It was very validating to discover this community, as I have recieved incredible resistance from my own family. My parents areconstantly talking about me behind my back, criticizing me for not letting my daughter cry it out, for carrying her too much, for responding too quickly to her cries, to not leave her with them if she is distressed and most of all for cosleeping. Lately they are not even returning my phone calls because things are not the way they would like them to be. In the beginning I allowed their views to make me doubt my own judgement. Well I am over that now and very happy and confident as a new Mom... But it saddens me thatmy daughter doesn't know them. I don't even know how to talk to them any more. Any suggestions?
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5/21/02 at 7:49pm