Motherhood is not an easy task in and of itself.
While there's a lot of pressure from your friends and family to follow their advice on how you should raise your kids, you have your own opinions on the matter, and that may not be in line with what everyone else believes.
All I can tell you is that there's no particular way a child should be raised. All they need is a lot of love, and everything else will take care of itself.
New parents are usually the ones who get criticized the most, especially single mothers.
When I had my first child, I was getting calls from distant relatives telling me everything I should do during my son's first year.
Everyone seemed to have their own ideas on how long you should breastfeed, where your baby should sleep, and how often they should be coddled.
I thought I was ready for motherhood until I was judged based on every decision I made. There are some parents who have had it way worse than me though...
While browsing through a discussion forum for parents, I found a post from a single mother struggling to deal with her own mother opinions about how she should raise her child.
The anonymous woman's mother was accusing her of "abusing" her son for what most of us would think to be a downright ridiculous reason...