List of rich kids from the 80s:
The problem with the show is it assumes we parent in a vacuum. Our parenting is less about style choices and more about how we were parented, how much money we have, education, access to services, whether or kids(or us) have disabilities and heaps more factors. This show assumes we just choose to behave in a certain way and we all get the outcomes we deserve.
@snorks but why must the onus be on women? Do you have such a low opinion of men?
I'm glad this is being talked about. I'm concerned though that the mother in this example probably did all of the suggested things but still had a trauma inducing experience. The change has to come from the medical profession, not from birthing women.
I hear every word of this. Xx
I have a vibrating watch alarm set 15 minutes before my audio alarm on my phone. This doesn't wake me up but it brings me out of deep sleep so I'm a lot less groggy. Game changer to wake with a clear head!
Is there any peer reviewed research into this disorder? Can you point me to it?
I have had good experiences with playgroups (yes even when babe is too young!), breastfeeding association morning teas, MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) and baby story time at the library. I have also made friends joining committees (kindy committee was great!) and volunteering at playgroups for women who are learning English - both of which let you bring bub with you. You have to put your self out there.
As a woman with pelvic prolapse I am horrified by a woman lifting weights in a deep squat during pregnancy. I worked out happily before pregnancy and then during was pushed by my PT to do some exercises such as leg lifts and deep squat challenges. My ob felt this probably was a major contributor to my birth injury (I have no other risk factors). I need surgical repair.
For example, when my wife and I get in an argument or something, and I hurt her feelings, I’ll bring her flowers or make a nice gesture, etc. I usually take the time to explain to my son why I did those things.
@snorks sorry but a woman with kids in school, extra curriculars or teens with part time jobs does as much commuting as a full time worker in addition to her own work, domestic chores and child care. It isn't 'negligible' at all and women are telling you they won't keep putting up with it.
@user14 I believe there are a lot of men who aren't even aware they are abusing their partner. Who see their control, jealousy and belittling as a normal relationship. Perhaps those men won't read this but I hope their partner does and at least has her experience validated.
@kkdd While I see the intent of this comment I don't agree. I see this all the time -people assuming that men haven't been 'trained' properly as teens. Basically that is just saying that men don't contribute fairly because a woman (mum) didn't do a good enough job! Somehow we Blame women yet again for male behaviour. Let's not.