Linking up again with Angie at Many Little Blessings.
Following are Ten Parenting-Related Falsehoods I really wish I would stop seeing in the media and hearing about from friends.
1. Breastfeeding is best. It's normal.
2. Circumcision is necessary for all baby boys. No major medical association recommends routine circumcision.
3. Attention can spoil a newborn. Pick up that baby and snuggle away.
4. Infants cry to manipulate their parents. Babies cry because it's the only way they have to communicate.
|Nursing A on moving day . . . "still" healthy and normal|
6. One year and twenty pounds means time to face the car seat forward. Current recommendations can be found here.
7. If your child is fed, dry, and not ill, they don't "need" you at night. Comfort is a totally acceptable reason for a baby (or an older child, or a teenager) to want his parent accessible.
8. Dad must give a bottle (expressed milk or formula) to bond with the new baby. Since when is providing food the only way to foster a relationship?
9. Spanking is a form of discipline. Actually, spanking is a form of hitting.
10. Parents must demand respect from their children. If you have to "demand" it, you ain't got it.
What would you add to this list?