Why is it, that every so often we see a burst of parent blogs jumping to the forefront of social media with their "do it this way" bollocks and "your method isn't as good as mine" rubbish? Why do parent bloggers feel they have to justify their methods, their choice to breast feed, their choice to bottle feed, their choice to co-sleep, to seek professional advice, to use disposables or Terry's, controlled crying, when to toilet train... The list goes on and on and on... We all need a bit of advice from time to time and suggestions, particularly from experienced parents, are often helpful, but I read over and over again, and have done for many years now, posts where bloggers get defensive as soon as a commenter doesn't agree with their method.
Stop trying to justify the way you bring up YOUR child. You are talking to complete strangers who don't give a shit whether you breast feed or bottle feed, whether you co-sleep or leave your bairn to scream the house down. And if you feel you DO need to justify yourself then I fear you are perhaps feeling rather insecure and need clarification that your way is the best way. Are you looking for throngs of comments telling you you're doing it right? Are you hoping to start an endless debate about why she still has a cranky kid on her hands whilst yours is happily settled into a routine?
And for the people who think it okay to dictate to parents about the way they should and should not care for and nurture their offspring, i.e. The Parenting Police, why don't you just carry on having babies and concentrate on your own family, instead of sticking your nose into other people's business and trying your damned hardest to make new mums feel inferior?
My method worked for me. Your method works for you. End of discussion.
Now doooo shut up and enjoy being a parent to YOUR offspring.