|I don't foresee us coming to an agreement that we will ALL respect each other's differences and support each other WHATEVER their choices.....that includes supporting forced weaning techniques including abrupt cut-off or placing a bad-tasting deterrent on the nipple, or supporting spanking as a means of discipline when a child is hitting Mama because he is refused the breast, or giving a child over the counter drugs to sedate him, etc. etc. I cannot support those things and, because we are on an alternative parenting site like MDC, I don't feel that I should have to be so politically correct to the point of welcoming the very same styles of parenting that we at MDC do not advocate. And even though this is a NATURAL family living site, not everyone is going to agree on what that means in relation to breastfeeding.|
I think we all have different opinions here. I think it is fine to disagree about something. I think it is fine to sit there and say "I think that's cruel. You shouldn't do that to a child. Or I think that's really weird. You shouldn't do that". Hopefully, we can say it in a more polite way, but I don't think we should have to sit there and pretend we agree with what everyone else does. I don't think we should have to keep our opinions quiet.
BUT...I think it is totally out of line to sit there and say certain types of discussions shouldn't even exist here.
Who are you to judge? I mean where are we going to draw the line? Who is going to sit here and decide what is AP enough? What is natural enough?
I am so sick of this!!!!!!
I want to scream. I'm hearing this nonsense from both ends. We have FF moms wanting us to take out any negative discussions about formula and CLW moms wanting to take out anything that is not CLW.
Look people...you are never going to find a perfect message board website with everyone agreeing with your exact viewpoint It AINT gonna happen. There's always going to be someone who offends you...someone that makes you feel weird...someone who makes you feel guilty....someone who does something to their child that you feel is cruel.
You know, even if there was a CLW forum...eventually there'd be fighting there too. Eventually, you guys would find out that you all don't believe the exact same things. Kind of like the idea of us all being one color on this planet so there'd be no racism. It wouldn't work. Eventually, we'd find something else different and fight about that.
To sit there and say that people who disagree with you belong on ivillage.com is really unfair. Do you really think I could go on that board and talk about wanting to nurse my child until he is 4? Well, I probably could. And maybe one day I will. But I find much more support here. Because this is a message board for attachment parenting and natural parenting. But we all have different levels of observence. Some of us are very very very devout AP and others of us are middle of the road.
But maybe I'm wrong. Maybe only one type of mother belongs at mothering.com. If anyone wants to show me a list of rules that says only mothers that believe a certain way are welcome here....I will gladly pack my bags and take my business elsewhere.