- Victoria Codilla
- Cebu City
Project Manager, Union of Progressive Students
Has the way or style of parenthood changed from 50 years ago or stayed the same?
I am a mom to a recently turned 1-yeard old boy. I have less experience than most parents I know especially my own mother. I am thankful that I have my mom to guide me especially through the early stages of motherhood. However, I have realized that the world has changed from the time my mom gave birth to me up to the time I have given birth to my own son. She tells me things that she believes are the right things to do but I also think that there are better ways that I can do for my son especially after reading or listening to other parents. However, she doesn't listen to what I think could be right or at least my suggestion. Which leaves me the thought if I'm actually doing the right thing or not and worse (which I couldn't tell my my mom) I feel insecure. So here's my question again: Has the way or style of parenthood changed from 50 years ago or stayed the same? If so, should we or not adapt to these changes?