Saying farewell to Ms Judgy Pants: Supporting fellow mums without judgement

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What are the worst ways in which mums shame fellow mums? Find out in this article...

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Mums are full of love and support for their kids . Are these feelings and behaviour always extended to other mums, though?

Motherhood is associated with emotions such as love, happiness and pride. A mother’s behaviour towards her child is almost always nurturing, protective and supportive.

Unfortunately, these positive maternal feelings and behaviours are not always extended to fellow mums. You only have to scroll through social media parenting groups or overhear conversations among certain groups of mums to realise the extent of this mum-shaming behaviour.

Ironically, much of this behaviour happens in online “support” groups or during mum “support” meetings over coffee and cake.

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We all make mistakes as mums. When this happens, we need support, not judgement from other mums.

Whether you’re a first-time mum or a mum of five, you have your good days and bad days. You also have your own philosophies about sleep, feeding, discipline, education and other child-related issues. You are totally entitled to these opinions without having to be judged by others, including other mums.

Unfortunately though, Ms Judgy Pants and her friends don’t think so and take pleasure in judging and shaming others at any given opportunity.

With this in mind, here are five areas related to parenting that you’ll often find Ms Judgy Pants and co. gossiping about and criticising other mums. You will agree, without a doubt, that this kind of mum-shaming behaviour should stop right now.

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