Science is science, ladies.
Since I became a young mom years ago with my first daughter’s birth, I have pretty much heard it all. I’ve had people genuinely concerned for my soul, I’ve had elderly women chastise me for keeping my daughter’s feet bare on a 100-degree day in July (she’ll get cold, how could I have not realized that? Just call me a bad mom), and I’ve had people berate me for mooching off the government, even after I was married and working full-time as a nurse. Sigh.
I’d like to say we’ve come a long ways in how we treat young moms, from our perceptions that they don’t know what they’re doing to the fact that they’re simply bad mothers, to the fact that they are part of a stereotype, but old habits definitely die hard. At this point, I’m kind of used to the fact that young moms will hear a lot of crazy stuff said about them.
Just like this concerned citizen had a few things to say about young moms…
Find out what why one reader thinks young moms need to know…. because you know, science or something.