Originally Posted by my~hearts~light
The matter is that it's unfair to assume that a set of rules works for everyone. What's the point in rules that CANNOT be followed by all? Just to make typical moms wit typical babies feel good about themsleves?
We all know why there shouldn't be "rules" -- and those that don't get it yet have the rest of their life to learn why. Experience is a great teacher.
This culture doesn't support attachment parenting, making it much harder for us to strive for our ideals.
I'm content to believe the OP has never walked in my shoes (or yours) or she wouldn't make such a judgemental statement. One day, I believe that she will realize that life isn't black and white. It is constantly doing the best you can while striving for your ideals.
And it is lifting people up, not knocking them down.
If you feel really good about yourself, you don't have the same need to look down on others or constantly compare to prove to yourself how good you are.
I want to make a tee shirt that says "Support Mothers of Young Children! I am doing the best I can. Don't judge me. Offer to help." For now I am willing to take the dirty looks from both AP and mainstream moms who judge me to be "not good enough".