We cannot ask mothers to provide the best for their children – nor shame them when they cannot – if we as a society do not make it possible for them to do so.
Posts tagged breastfeeding
I promised myself I wouldn’t get involved but it’s so ridiculous I can’t help myself.
The cover shows a ‘sexy’ mom with a ‘large for his age’ child not even nursing in a normal way. It makes woman question whether they are ‘mom enough’ when NO mom should ever question…
You would LOVE Samantha’s response to the Time Magazine article you are referring to, entitled, Mom Enough, Technically Speaking.
Time Magazine recently highlighted the surge in attachment parenting among American moms, but they didn’t exactly get it right.
There is no child that is “too attached”, there are only families who recognize the value of having a close relationship with their child, and providing the experiences and encouragement for that child to grow up and live their own life. The world does not revolve around the child, the child is made a part of the entirety. It is not about holding on, it is about nurturing the ability to let go.
Through modeling and experience, children grow up within a culture understanding what it means to be a part of that community. They gradually take on responsibility and a role in that community, because from the beginning they were included in it. It is only recently that we have separated children from our “adult lives” and then had to train them to become a part of it.