Create your own Parenting Philosophy

If the last two months have taught me anything, it’s to not compare. It’s important to understand for the sake of your baby (and your sanity), that your little human is a unique individual, just like every other baby. What works for one, won’t work for the other. This also applies to parenting, one philosophy might work for one parent, while another will work for someone else. Sometimes, you’ll make your own parenting-philosophy, like I did. So remember; listen to advice (because it’s on most occasions imparted with the best of intentions), but don’t embrace all of it. Some tips will work wonderfully well for you: so use them. Others will not: ignore them. You’ll meet other parents and non-parents who will tell you ‘YOU HAVE TO’ do this and that. But, the truth this, you don’t. Do what works for you and your baby. Trust your instincts (and your paediatrician) and do what you feel is right for your child. And remember, when it’s your turn to offer advice, don’t tell people what to do, simply share what has worked for you and let them decide. Every mother and father should have their own turn making their own mistakes in parenthood. It is these mistakes that will help them grow and succeed as parents.

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