One of the more fun things about life and living is all the different people we get to talk to. Listening to stories from other families and parents we get a glimpse into what makes them work as a family, what makes them tick as a couple and how that influences their parenting decisions.
I was criticised yesterday on one of the blogs I write for Babble, which is nothing new, I am pretty used to it — the fun of having different perspectives. What I wasn’t prepared for was being called all sorts of names and receiving many non-respectful comments regarding a parenting decision my husband and I make for our children (which wasn’t even the topic of the post). I responded in a follow-up post that I was shocked for the comments and make a remark that was obviously opinion-based and then was taken to task for that as well and accused of being judgemental.
That got me thinking — when did having a respectfully-voiced opinion become just as bad as calling someone negative names and accusing them of putting their children in harms way?
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