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10 Parenting Myths

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Because I have four children I have been around this baby raising block a bit. I may not have all of the answers, but I do know at least ten things that are utterly one gazillion percent totally, completely, utter bull when it comes to raising kids. You are going to hear a lot of obnoxious nonsense when you have babies. Some of these things will be said to your by your own parents, or relatives, or by well-meaning strangers who have no idea what the hell they are talking about. Some of these things are more “dangerous” than others, but I can pretty much state that the following are all annoying, no matter how much harm they can do to you or the tiny people you are raising to become fully grown humans. I’m sure you guys can come up with more to add to this list, but here are ten just to get us started.

If Your Kids Don’t Eat Three Meals A Day, They’ll Starve

Unless your pediatrician is concerned about your child’s weight. They are fine. if you have access to food and clean water, your kids are fine. Some little kids eat a lot, some do not. Some are picky eaters, some are not. Some days your kid will eat half a string cheese and a yogurt and that is all, some days they will eat every damn thing in your house and start eyeing the family pet. What your kid eats and how often they eat is between you and their doctor.

Picking Up A Crying Baby Too Often Will Spoil Them

Um yeah, because the world is full of people who were just loved too much.

The Terrible Twos

It isn’t always two. Your kid may be perfect at age two and become a holy terror at age four. I think my own son who is turning 17 tomorrow may be having the “terrible twos” now.

If The Parents Argue In Front Of The Kids, It Will Scar Them For Life

Let the kids see you bicker and argue and quarrel, as long as you aren’t throwing plates or screaming obscenities or saying extremely hateful things or being physical with each other. More importantly, let them see you make up. Kids need to understand that the adults who love them don’t always agree on everything, but they also need to see the adults who love them can disagree in a respectful manner. Seeing parents fight on occasion won’t scar a child for life…
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