As a counselor to girls, I spend a lot of time talking about mean girls. But I also spend more time than I wish talking about mean moms. I get it. Especially when you feel like your child is being criticized or even attacked, your inner mama bear---or mama lion comes out. I’m not talking about standing up and beside your child. Every child needs to feel like their mom is their biggest advocate and cheerleaders.
What am I talking about, however, is the criticism that we can all easily slip into. Social media just compounds the problem. We start to compare…and then shift into being critical. We do it online and in person. I’m just as guilty as you are…maybe more of my own brand of comparison and criticism.which is why I was thrilled to stumble upon this article when I was comparing my way through facebook myself the other day.
It’s written by a wise friend from college, with ample self-effacing humor and convicting truth. Let’s all join in the “year of not being offended by everything.” Thanks, Laura!