I was just hoping that maybe y'all had some ideas on tactfully bringing up circumcision with future parents. Basically, I hate it when people tell me how to parent my child. People have opinions on CIO, vaccinations, homebirth, and breastfeeding. And while I feel strongly about these topics, I try to not bring them up with my not so crunchy friends because I most strongly feel that everyone has to choose what's best for their family.
That said, I want to say something to some friends who are planning to circumcise. Her sisters' boys are all circ'd, and daddy is circ'd. I know that while the mama and I care a great deal about eachother, she thinks my birth/parenting choices are strange. But just like I love her, I love her kids too. She has two beautiful girls, who are amazing. She's a really, really good mom. But the thought of her doing this to her new son has my heart in a knot.
Is there a good way to bring this up that isn't confrontational and "you should do this..."? I don't want her to tell me how to raise my son either, but the thought of her newborn being in pain just breaks my heart.
Really, any ideas would be awesome.