Footprints & Tantrums

A chronicle of parenting experience filled with ways to remember, process and decompress these rewarding, yet challenging experiences.

“Even before we see that plus sign on the pregnancy test, we compare. We compare our ‘trying to conceive’ journey to our friends’ or even to our own previous journey(s). We look at the similarities and differences from one woman’s pregnancy, and body, to another’s, from one’s own pregnancy to a subsequent or previous pregnancy. Some of us are more hardwired than others to see, or look for, these parallels. Does that come from being a type-A perfectionist? While it is one thing to compare ourselves to ourselves, it is an entirely different thing to compare ourselves to others, the entire reason for the “mommy wars.” But what happens when we compare children, especially to their siblings? How does that negatively affect them, and how can we prevent it?”

This article in its entirety was published by Twin Cities Moms Blog on July 30, 2016 at:

http://twincities.citymomsblog.com/every-child-different/

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