Monday, October 15, 2007
To read or not to read? That is the question.
I have to say that reading books about how to raise children, how to get them on eating/sleeping schedules, and how to keep them awake has made me quite the anxious first time parent. These books have all been very informative, and while I'd like to have a perfect scheduled day where everything goes perfect, I don't believe that a perfect day is realistic. Thus these books sometimes make me feel like I'm not doing something right, or that there is something wrong with my child. I'm sure that is not the intent of the author and the authors mention that each child is different, so why am I so worried that I'm not doing things the best way I can? People had told me before reading the books to take what I like from them and leave the rest, but after reading, reading, and reading some more, I'm just confused and can't decide what tactic I like, and no matter how hard I try to go by my motherly instincts....I still doubt myself. I believe knowledge is power, hence the reason why I am reading books. Now I just have to figure out what to take and what to leave. I try to continue reminding myself that as long as my child is growing normally and healthily, everything will just work out. :)