This post is inspired by Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son, a September 2013 selection of From Left to Write bookclub. As a member I received a copy for review purposes. And I LOVED it.
Long, long ago when my son was a child and I was a new mother learning the ropes, I discovered a self-confidence I never knew I had. It's possible I had never had that confidence in my own thinking and decisions until then, until the occasion presented itself to raise my boy the way I thought was right, in defiance of a lot of the baby books and advice.
And despite what other people thought. And said.
Because people are nothing but vocal about how you're screwing your kid up, when they disagree with your method, when they only know their own way