For All the Parents Who’ve Ever Thought “We’re Doing This Wrong”

When I had my first child, I had no idea what I was doing.  One of the more frustrating aspects of new parenthood is that you get “expert advice” that totally contradicts each other.  For example, one New York Times article said that co-sleeping with your baby will bond you together closer than anything else. Another PhD wrote that you’d likely roll over and smother the sleeping child.

What did I do?  My best.  Anyway, I thought the video below was a perfect send-up of this phenomenon.  (Slight language warning.)

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  • RAnn

    and all of this is the result of the small, closely spaced families that have been the norm since the 1970′s. It used to be that we would learn to parent by watching our parents raise younger siblings or our older siblings raise our nieces and nephews. Now families without babies are the norm and the teen who has spent any amount of time around an infant, the exception rather than the rule.