Arguments happen, it is a simple fact of life that cannot be ignored. As a mother, you know how easily passions can flare when discussing the most important thing in your life – your child. Here are some of the most common arguments that crop up at the park:
No one likes a backseat driver in any daily activity. If your child acts up and you tell him to calm down, the last thing you need is for another mother to come up and start critiquing your child. So what if you did not take away his toy? What business is it of hers?
The great cracker versus apple battle still rages on from sea to shining sea. What makes this argument truly compelling is the possibility for food allergies to be triggered if a child gives or receives something he shouldn’t have. The best way to keep this from happening is to have a big snack at home, and something neutral at the park. For instance, carrots. No one can complain about those, right?
Age Appropriate Activity
Some say height determines when a child can play on the swings alone. Others say age. I say they should mind their own business. Every child is unique and you will know when your child is capable of playing without a parent less than a yard away.
Strollers are vital when going anywhere with a child. They provide a simple place to store everything from snacks to diapers, not to mention the child. These simple gadgets are often status symbols, used to designate everything from social class to how many children you have.
When parking your stroller, do not keep it on the sidewalk where it will block everyone else. Also do not leave it right next to the bench, unless your child is in it.
Clothing is a personal matter, as long as it covers the necessary parts. Decide for yourself based upon your child and the current weather conditions. Do not allow others to force you to follow a fashion trend.