Wow watching Anne Robinson’s Britain last night made me feel so good about myself . She was looking at parenting and all the different styles there are.She opened the program with the statement
Your all striving for an impossible goal to be perfect mothers . That’s where it has all gone pair shaped. There is no such things as a perfect mother !
Thank god ! I will stop striving to be this perfect mother and just be mom. Like one of the moms said on a scale of 1-10 sometimes I’m a 10 sometimes I’m a 2. It just depends on the situation ( love this !! )
She then looked at the different parenting styles that you may come across today . The first one which I couldn’t do myself was attachment parenting . Meaning no bottles,prams,cots or public schooling . Unlike many parents this First Lady doesn’t leave her children with anyone when they are under the age of two ,not even her husband !! . Personally I think that’s crazy , we all need a break at times. I do love Ava but some days I cannot wait for Jordan to come home to have her for 5 minutes:
The second lady Corin followed the forest school ethos with her parenting . Taking a more laid back approach with very little routine. She then experienced life with another mother who had a very structured parenting style and focused highly on education and sport. I can completely understand this “pushy ” parent technique, I think I may be the same in some aspects . I want Ava to achieve the best she possibly can if this means me paying for additional schooling or activities I would do it .
I won’t tell you all that goes on but it’s defiantly worth a watch, she goes on to look at working moms and single parents . I have been able to find it on the BBC I player , so might be worth popping over.