“If it bleeds, it leads,” San Diego’s go-to psycholigist Dr. Mantell reminds me every here and there, but to what degree does this tactic become counter-productive for the mom consumer group? TIME will tell (that was not on purpose, I promise!). The cover on TIME magazine caught my eye and the first thing I thought was that it brilliantly brings moms together, once again, but not so we can all just get along, but seemingly to evoke another mommy war! TIME’s message, at least its cover, skillfully evokes divisiveness, but more than anything I believe it will prompt discussion and probe us to, YES, think about what is best for our kids and what is just OTT! And guess what? We each have things we are proud of, and things we know we can improve on, and that is what moms and parents to-be evaluate again and again, anyway. It’s what makes parents parents.
The magazine created a statement to put a negative spin on what some perceive as over-the-top parenting and by using attachment parenting as the subject I am hoping it will serve as an opportunity to learn and grow, but also be easy on ourselves, too (like moms do not have enough pressure!). The best part of all the chitter chatter going on is when we educate ourselves and share that which adds value to our and our kids’ lives, and when we respect that we can all have different outlooks, yet still be NICE to each other!
The topic making headlines is doing a service to people like San Diego’s nutritionist and founder of ConsciousParents.org’s Erika McDaniels, who will talk about the myths of attachment parenting today on Ch 6, the CW, at 8:40am.
Here is Erika’s Ch 6 TV segment.