New in our “Your Commentary” section, editor Dawn Friedman poses the question: What pushes your judgmental button?
- In her interview with Literary Mama, author Marrit Ingman speaks about the lure of casting a critical eye on other mothers. She says, “It’s hard to reason qualitatively when you are tired and you have an infant, and you are making decisions that you think are going to make or break your child as a human being forevermore. We have no idea whether we are successful as parents of very young children except by comparing ourselves to other people.”
Do you find yourself critiquing other mother’s choices? What pushes your judgmental button? We want to hear more about what’s going on for you when you find yourself shaking your head over another woman’s parenting decisions. What makes YOU indulge in other-mother gossip?
Mom-on-mom judgment has proven to be the hot topic in every Mother Talk salon we’ve done, no matter what we start talking about, and I’m hoping this will spark an interesting conversation here as well. Send in your thoughts on this to Dawn at commentary at literarymama dot com.