I'm currently about 6 months pregnant and last night my mother was asking me if she can come stay with me after the baby is born to help out. She has been very supportive of me and even told me that she doesn't have a lot of advice to give me because she knows a lot has changed since she had a baby. However, I realized from my conversation with her last night how little she knows of my parenting philosophy. She even said she doesn't know why I would bother with breastfeeding. When I explained why she was very understanding. But I really don't want to get into discussions about every little thing and explaining my view and research I've done on things such as co sleeping, baby slings, pacifiers blah blah blah. I also don't want to hurt her feelings and make her think I believe she was a bad mother. While she is being wonderful, I can tell she's a little sensitive about that issue. Anyway, is there some kind of pamphlet on attachment parenting or something that I could give to her so she understands better - withou me having to explain every point and sound like a know it all? Thanks so much.
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7/13/02 at 10:42am