There are as many parenting styles as there are parents. For real. And while I think that’s mostly a good thing – because it means that we’re being true to ourselves / our beliefs + customizing our approach to be a great fit for our unique kids – I can definitely see the potential for some awkward situations when your best friends choose a very different approach to parenting.
This article – Can Moms With Different Parenting Styles Be Friends? – raises some good questions and really got me thinking about the moms I’m friends with. Sometimes, it’s more comfortable to hang out with people who share your ideas. But as a super cautious, often over-protective mom, it’s good for me to see that other people are raising awesome kids who drink non-organic milk or get their clothes dirty from time to time (hehe) – and it helps me to loosen up in some areas that need loosening.
What do you think? Are most of your mommy friends like-minded, do you agree to disagree, or have differing opinions affected some of your friendships?