Even in 2019, parents – and mums especially - struggle with a certain level of prejudice. Whether you choose to be a stay at home parent or a working mum, there is a whole lot of judgement about what should be a personal parenting decision.
A chart posted on Facebook late last year showed what the Metro called a “dubiously idyllic” view of parenthood for stay at home mums where dinner is always made from scratch and is “nutritious and delicious”.
In contrast, working mums are depicted as those who cook microwaved dinners for their families all week then spend the weekends cleaning the house and shopping.
There’s one particular aspect of raising children that can be very challenging to handle and that’s “shaming” from other parents. It’s so important for those with a platform to speak out about their experiences and help other parents to feel confident in their decisions, and Jessa Duggar isn’t afraid to do exactly that.
It would be wonderful if all aspects of parenting came with a ready-made tailored plan but life, especially toddler life, doesn’t always go in the direction that we think. With that in mind and when it comes to potty training, we recommend creating a toilet training plan.
This is a good way of starting things on the right track and having something concrete to refer back to in order to help anchor your toilet training journey. It will also help with getting started. Once you have recognised the signs that your child is ready to train, a plan will kick things off in a positive way.
Planning is key! Above all, taking the time to prepare yourself, your child and your home for potty training is undoubtedly the best way forward to achieve a successful potty training for all involved. Many parents struggle with this issue but are afraid to admit it due to the often-competitive nature of milestones and the fear that your toddler is not at the same stage as their friends.
We’ve been told for as long as we can remember that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to make the time to have a healthy meal in the morning. That’s why we were so pleased to see the importance of breakfast highlighted in new, interesting ways with Farmhouse Breakfast Week.