Your Opinion is Exactly That
Quickly you realize that your opinion is one of many in this big world. You leave school, and you are naive to think that the bullies and haters are gone for good.
You still manage to find those bullies sitting behind desks in the corporate world, or pushing their child on a swing at the park.
I have only been in this realm of parenting for a year and a half, and I was not prepared for the amount of this I would encounter.
Shamefully, we all have to admit that we do it at some point or another.
We silently judge the mother whose child is throwing a tantrum, or not behaving in public. We walk away and silently promise ourselves we will do it better when we become parents ourselves.
And then you become a parent, and you realize that some of those judgments were passed too harshly or quickly.
You realize how hard this role actually is, and you send mental apology notes to all those moms you’ve judged in the past.
The judgments from other parents and even those who are not yet parents can be absolutely traumatizing. Sometimes these judgments are vocalized.