Okay I’m not perfect, but I can only imagine what you were thinking when you read the title. Gotcha again, didn’t I?!?
Back to business. During a recent conversation, one of my best friends reminded me of how incredibly competitive moms can be with one another. Example: Jimmy crawled at 5 months, your baby isn’t crawling yet….blah blah blah. We all know that kiddos develop differently yet it doesn’t really seem to matter; many of us still compare our parenting styles and munchkins.
No, I’m not perfect but I am guilty. I’m guilty for comparing my child’s development with others. Over the past 17 months of KLV’s life I’ve found a few things work to avoid this naughty behavior.
1) I’m reminded that all kids are definitely different and develop differently.
2) I assume everyone I know is the best parent they can be.
3) Kids are born with a personality and sometimes the best parents have the wildest kiddos.
What do you think? Are you perfect? Do you compare your child to others?