Mommy Wars. Oy, those arguments, debates, competition!
Witness, for example, the endless “war” between a Stay-At-Home Mom and Work-out-of-home Mom:
SAHMom: “I think it is awful when mothers go out to work and leave their kid with a babysitter..”
WOHMom: “Well, I work out of the home, and my kids are just fine. The time that I do spend with them after work is relaxed and loving….which is more than I can say for some mothers I know who stay at home all day with their kids!”
Squabbles have arisen surrounding some of the various modes of parenting: attachment, co-sleeping, and natural parenting. While proponents swear by these parenting techniques, critics worry that it will produce overly dependent children and parents who are “imprisoned” by their children. Continue reading