Hello parents! Has anyone seen The Mother ‘Hood Official Video being circulated on social media? It is a really heartwarming ‘welcome to parenthood’ skit expressed in a unique way.
In the video it shows groups of moms (and dads) who have different beliefs all meeting on a playground getting ready to “brawl” over their different beliefs (breast feeding moms vs. formula feeding moms, stay at home moms vs. working moms, dads vs. moms, etc!). In the end while everyone is focusing on their own “superior” way of parenting, a mom accidentally lets go of her stroller and it goes rolling down the hill. At this point you would think that each opposing group might not go to rescue the runaway baby, but, instead, all the groups come together and chase after the stroller ultimately saving the stroller and keeping the baby out of harm’s way.
I think it is a really good example of how each family and parenting style is different, but, in the end we are all parents trying to raise our kids in the best way possible. No matter your beliefs, we can all agree that what we want is what is best for our kids.
I hope you all know that that is also true of your pediatricians! We all do this because we love kids and want to help families grow in a safe, happy and healthy environment. Our recommendations are our best effort to achieve that goal. In the end, what works for one family/child may not work for another and that’s ok! There are a lot of right ways to do things and we as parents and as pediatricians hope to continue to help you all find the “right way” for you and your family. Please know we are always here for you to answer your questions about your child’s overall health, growth and development. I fully appreciate this now as a new mom and have a new understanding of making things work for each individual family and child.
Happy parenting to you all!