I didn’t know that one mom can be against or opposite to other mom, what?!?
Since I am new to mummying world I am not aware of this lingo, it’s new to my ear, or just it didn’t happen to me yet or maybe I have already had experience it myself but I am just not aware of it since, I don’t acknowledge criticism especially from strangers, and just let it pass.
So what is mom shaming? According to Urban dictionary, Mom shaming is criticizing or degrading a mother for her parenting choices because they differ from the choices the shamer would make”.
An example is: This woman is mom-shaming me for not breastfeeding my daughter.
But I thought, once you’re a mom you will support other mom as well and vice versa. Because a parent has only one goal that is to raise a loving child. But I guess this is not the case in the real world! Therefore, we must stop this trend, but how we can do this if we are all entitled to our own opinion?
As a mom I’m happy to share my child’s development, achievements, it is my choice to upload and let everyone see the photos I published. Of course, I will feel bad or hurt once I read something not nice to my child or to what I posted. But why people comment just to express their opposite side, can’t just they leave it to themselves?!?’ I have read these real stories and it is indeed rampant!
As a mom, how do we stop these act for I believe it is our kids who will benefit from it?!
- “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all” this will apply, right? Bad opinion? just keep it to yourself! Mom.
- No one is perfect! Keep that in mind please, please don’t bother commenting your perfect but imperfect certainty!
- Parenthood is a big word for every Mom, see there is no right or wrong way to do it.
Also read: my breastfeeding journey
Moms don’t you think our children are looking up to us. We should be tapping each other’s shoulders since we are doing a great job in nurturing our kids’ wellness. Moms need each other for support, encouragement etc. something that will uplift one’s spirit!
So yeah, NOTHING, Mom Shaming is just a nonsense act you won’t get anything from DOING SO!