Sometimes it is just a look you get, and instantly you know you have been judged. No matter what you do, it is never good enough for someone else.
You get judged by being a stay at home mom or leaving to work out of the home. You are judged for feeding your child organic or choosing to let them have a cookie from time to time. There are a million different topics like these.
As long as your child is safe and loved, everyone has the right to parent how they see fit.
Just remember that these hypercritical friends, family, and outsiders aren’t always trying to be hurtful. Find solace in those people who understand the struggle.
Keep in mind that most of the time these harsh judgement are based on other’s insecurities.
Fuel yourself with knowing that you are making the best decisions for your child. Its simple fact that no one knows your child better then you and your significant other.
The jabs won’t stop hurting, but knowing you have support to help you through it is the key to surviving the dreaded parent bullies (and public tantrums).