How our over reliance on parenting experts is threatening parenthood
The insecurity generation
Our take: Parenting advice has come from so many different sources and there are so many different ideas on the subject that it can become convoluted when trying to find the best information. This article by Dr. Peggy Drexler discusses about how the most important source to consult for mothering: yourself.
With the ever-growing wellspring of information--lots of it contradictory--parenting advice got confusing. Theories went in and out of style as definitively as hemlines.
Traditional wisdom said that children had to be put to sleep on their stomachs. Later, research revealed that stomach sleeping is a possible factor in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: If the child sleeps face down, he could suffocate and die. Two exactly opposite pieces of advice, separated by as little as a decade, with nothing short of your baby's life on the line.
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