In the blog, Jennifer, mom to Violet, 6, Seraphina, 3, and Samuel, 5 months, with husband Ben Affleck asks, “This is the kind of mothering — okay, parenting — conundrum that keeps me up at night. How do I know if I’m getting it right?”
She added, “Isn’t it my job to parent, to encourage, to help my child define themselves? Or should I step out of the way and let them be led by their passions? Do kids understand their passions without getting past the boring fundamentals?”
Jennifer also addresses the guilt many mothers feel after transitioning baby from breast to bottle or skipping nursing altogether saying, “No amount of pumping and Fenugreek, hot tea and meditation can help you squeeze out more than an ounce and a half of breast milk and your child will be forever more susceptible to everything bad while you have a Scarlet B for Bottle emblazoned on your forehead (of course B works for Breast, too, but just go with me). The shame. The tears. The reorganization of your own self-image as MOM. What else will you fail at and how many more times will you let your child down? Many, many, many.”
Read the rest of Jennifer’s blog in which she talks about her new movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green.
Do you wonder if you are “getting it right” as a parent?