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Time To Grow a Thicker Skin

I guess it's time to grow a thicker skin...

I’ve been blogging for awhile — just over two years actually.  In those two years I’ve shared my life with total strangers, made some wonderful friends and become so proud to be a part of the blogging community.  People are genuinely nice and encouraging and it makes me happy.

That said…I’ve never really blogged about controversial topics.  But, now that I’ve started blogging here at Babble, I’m beginning to realize just how divisive having an opinion can be when it’s about pregnancy and/or parenting.

On various occasions I’ve received negative comments here concerning my views on various topics, and someone once commented that they “feared for my child” and that maybe I “shouldn’t have procreated.”

Now, I realize that we all have different opinions, but why must we be so militant (and downright mean) when it comes to the topics of pregnancy and parenting? (Read more after the jump…)

Why can’t we respectfully agree to disagree?  Pregnancy and parenting are hard enough without other people trying to criticize and judge our every move.

I realize that this is what I signed up for, but I guess my sensitive soul just takes things a little bit personally sometimes.  Perhaps this is just good practice for parenting.  I’m sure the advice and opinions of random strangers will only increase as time goes on, so it’s probably time to grow a thicker skin anyway.

Did you have any rude comments about choices you made during your pregnancy?

Have you had any rude advice concerning parenting?

Hopefully I’m not the only sensitive one here.  I look forward to hearing your experiences and how you responded!

 

{Photo by Cassy Berry Photography}

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