Monday, May 7, 2012
So What Alicia Silverstone Feeds her Child like a Bird!
Whatever the reasons are, Alicia, or other moms in western society have for continuing this practice to present day, people need to get over it. I'm sure its mostly non parents that found this story appalling. I personally find stories such as these interesting, because its always informative to read how other mothers mother their children. We have the Kangaroo moms who carry their babies everywhere, parents who practice "the family bed" and now we have the bird feeders, whatever works, who cares as long as they aren't putting the baby in any danger or depriving them in some way.
I'm glad I'm not a celebrity and having someone take my picture at every opportunity to show the world and judge me. I blog and get to edit what I share and what I do not share. I have a 3 year old who isn't potty trained yet and I'm pretty sure I'll be changing her diapers until she goes to university, she watches "Tree House" in the mornings (Gasp!) and I even allow the odd donut. But the best one yet, when she was 1, I used a Winnie the Pooh leash when we walked near busy streets because she liked to run all over the place. How many times have I heard "leashes are for dogs"...at least I had peace of mind, knowing she wouldn't dart out infront of a car. She's my child and I will raise her how I see fit! Every mother is allowed the gumption to say exactly that!
Pelto GH, Zhang Y, Habicht JP.
Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA. Gp32@cornell.edu. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20073131