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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