Why We Shouldn’t Always Listen to Bloggers

 

Why We Shouldn’t Always Listen to Bloggers 
What do I mean? 
We all read articles, blogs, posts, etc- like you are doing right now. 
I recommend…keep reading all you want. But don’t follow everything you read. 
I know this may seem ironic because I post parenting advice sometimes. But that’s all it is. Advice! 
“Advice: guidance or recommendations concerning future action”
You absolutely DO NOT have to listen to me. And you don’t have to listen to anyone else either. And you don’t have to listen to me telling you not to listen to everyone either 😂
But I thought… there are just so many conflicting opinions out there. What am I supposed to do? 
Am I supposed to tell my daughter she’s pretty? Smart? Am I supposed to only comment on how healthy she is? Or can I tell her her body is beautiful too? 

Can I call my son handsome? Smart? Do I say, I love how tall he is? Or do I have to only say I love that he’s growing strong. Or maybe there is conflicting opinion there too. 

You know what? I WILL tell my children how beautiful they are. I will tell them how healthy their bodies are. I will tell them how smart I think they are. But I will tell them other people are those things too 🙂 

Isn’t she beautiful? 
Isn’t he smart? 
Aren’t they cool? 
Because the way they will be raised is not to be jealous when I compliment someone else. But to aid in the compliment as well. To see the beauty in everyone! 
And I’m not going to  listen to someone whom I don’t know, who has conflicting opinion with my own- because they are on the internet. 

Does that make them wrong? No. Does that make me right? Yes and No. Yes, For my kids. Maybe no for someone else. And that is totally ok. 

Please don’t feel inadequate because someone does something a different way. 
Please don’t feel like you have to be someone else 
Please don’t feel like you have to do it their way. 
Please don’t feel like their way is the only way. 
Please don’t feel like you’re horrible, because the Internet tells you you aren’t doing it right. 
Please just do the best you can, and that’s good enough. 

 

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16 thoughts on “Why We Shouldn’t Always Listen to Bloggers

  • September 23, 2017 at 9:27 pm
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    You’re absolutely right ! That will make for a better World!

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    • September 24, 2017 at 2:09 am
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      I totally believe that. Parents really shouldn’t be listening to all the other parents just because they’re on the internet!

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  • August 4, 2017 at 5:02 am
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    Yes exactly! Everyone needs to do what's best for their family. And sorry, but it's not all the same. Thank you for the comment!

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  • August 4, 2017 at 5:01 am
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    Beautiful. Thank you so much. I am so glad this was able to help

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  • August 4, 2017 at 5:01 am
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    I love this so much. We really hardly ever make an important decision with God's input!

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  • August 4, 2017 at 5:00 am
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    Well thank you!! I am glad you were able to take something from this!!

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  • August 4, 2017 at 5:00 am
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    Totally agree. Why be something you're not when there will still be people trying to bring you down?

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  • August 3, 2017 at 3:34 am
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    Love your post SO much!!! There is so much conflicting info out there and what matters most is we follow our own hearts of what is right and what works for our families 🙂 Shell

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  • August 2, 2017 at 7:03 am
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    Thank you for this. I had an argument with a colleague earlier about advice and perception and your post sums it up. Right and wrong are sometimes a matter of perception and how applicable they are to someone's life. Great post! Purity

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  • August 2, 2017 at 6:42 am
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    Well said. There are so many ways on the internet that is the "right way" of doing things. I discuss with my hubby, pray and do what feels right!

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  • August 1, 2017 at 2:11 pm
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    Love this and totally agree with everything! Being perfect isn't everything, in fact it's just a waste of time because people are going to put you down no matter what you do. Everyone is different and people need to relate it's not a bad thing. Love it!

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  • July 16, 2017 at 11:36 pm
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    This is wonderful advice! I agree and believe the same thing. I'll probably do the same with my future children!

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  • July 16, 2017 at 8:32 pm
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    Preach it girl! I think the striving for perfectionism is what is making a lot of people unhappy. The perfectionist attitude of 'its all or none' isn't exactly healthy, so I truly appreciate this article

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