Originally Posted by kellyb
A thread about how unthinkable it is that a mom of a 2 week old would leave the baby with her sister for a few hours while she went to a bible study is insulting to a large chunk of the MDC community.
How does it help you be a better mom to talk about how you would never, ever do such a horrible thing?
This is not one of those subjects that's an AP no-brainer.
This is a subject that is in the grey zone.
You should be able to consider yourself an AP parent and leave your 2 week old with your sister for a few hours without fearing that other AP moms will see you, and be visibly disgusted by your actions, gritting their teeth, so that a non-AP mom has to step in and "redirect" the conversation away from your mortal AP sin.
I should add that I have never left ds with anyone but dh and only for like 3 hours max, only a few times. And I really can't understand a mother who would leave a young child for any extended period of time. But, we need to set an example people will follow. If we are going to continue to be solely judgemental in our appraoch to win converts to a better way of parenting, than we will ultimately lose. We will lose many people who could've been gently directed and taught, or simply needed a good example to follow.