Being a parent in 2022 is no small feat.
As if the usual woes of school or social media weren’t enough, parents are now fighting their way through a global pandemic and still trying to raise well-rounded members of society.
But what is it that sucks the most about modern parenting?
Hundreds of people have taken to the Reddit discussion forum for their thoughts on the worst things about parenting in 2022.
One person said that the age of the social media influencer is by far the most aggravating thing about modern parenting.
She said: “Honestly, all of this. Social media influencers and parenting book authors all approach it like they have THE answer, and if you don’t stick to their philosophy exactly, you are going broke. absolutely your child’s life. sales – they need to sell more books, get more likes and shares, bag those sponsored posts. “
Another mom had a similar gripe, saying she was fed up with advice from people who cannot relate to her life situation.
Another said pretending not to be human was a scarecrow for him, saying, “Not reacting at all when the child bites / hits / hurts you otherwise. First of all, I’m human.
“It hurts and I will scream in pain. Expressing pain is not the same as screaming or shaming the child for hurting you. I don’t see how to pretend it doesn’t hurt. evil helps someone in the long run, so from experience ignoring frequent beating or biting does absolutely not stop them “because they don’t get a reaction.”
Another mom said unrealistic advice on personal care with newborn babies bothered her. She said, “Sleep when the baby is sleeping. What human can fall asleep in 20 seconds and nap for 30 minutes every 2 hours? None. Just babies. So stop.”
Another added: “Plus, it only has the potential to work occasionally when you have exactly one child. Several kids of almost all ages make this advice even more laughable.”
Another parent lamented the ‘sentimental trap’ of skipping household chores to play with your children, saying, ‘This sentimental trap of loving playing with your children when they are young and not worrying. unwashed dishes in the sink or dirty laundry piled up in the bathroom.
” You know what ? The dishes and laundry should be done if the children have meals later on the table or clothes to play on. “
Another said that the advice not to give your baby a pacifier was the worst she had ever received. She said, “I have heard from family and a few friends that pacifiers are bad and that it is best for them to learn to ‘calm down’.
“God, how stupid I was to have listened to this for the first two weeks. In hindsight, those same family members had children who sucked their thumbs until they were 5 years old. In addition, the pacifiers are self-soothing anyway! Not to mention that it helps prevent SIDS. “
For another parent, it was political correctness that drove him crazy. he said: “To me, everything we do as parents has a stupid name or is a program that we are supposed to follow to the letter.
“You either make BLW or mash. TCB, Ferber or nothing. Montessori or light up toys.
“Complete on anything neutral or on your children’s gender stereotypes.” Why can’t we just do a little of this, a little of that? “
Another mom said being judged on her child’s screen time was the worst thing about modern parenting, adding, “I understand the limitation on screen time, but no screen time, I understand. can not.
“My kid loves Sesame Street and sometimes I just need to sit for 25 minutes, can’t we make me feel like a trash can for this !!”
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