"The best one is YOU" --- A wonderful letter that all parents should read
January 13, 2019
The dissemination of information via the internet has allowed us all to become much more aware of certain aspects of daily life.
For example, if we want to know how to change a bicycle wheel, we can easily find a tutorial. And if we want to cook a particular recipe? Also, for this, there are hundreds of video and photo galleries. The same applies to beauty or health advice.
The ease with which we can find information about every aspect of life, should not generate anxiety and the fear of making mistakes, which would deprive us of the beauty of testing and challenging ourselves.
Especially with regard to the most delicate moments in life, such as that of the birth of a child, which certainly does not require the taking and following of advice in an automated manner.
A blogger specializing in advice for new mothers wanted to express this concept using some very powerful words, because although tutorials and advice are very useful to get information about what to do, nevertheless, every mother - or dad - is unique, and must, first of all, be themselves in order to make their children feel safe and secure.
Here is the text from the blogger's Facebook post, which has gone viral on the Internet.
The best is not the breast. The best is not the bottle either. The best is not that you hold it. The best thing is not that to leave it ...
The best is not the breast.
The best is not the bottle either.
The best thing is not to hold the baby in your arms.
It is not even to keep it in a cradle.
The best thing is not that you sleep in a certain position.
Nor that you sleep in the opposite position.
The best thing is not to cover a baby in one way.
And the best thing is not to cover a baby in the other way.
The best thing is not to wrap a baby like this.
The best thing is not to dress a baby with this or that.
The best thing is not to give a baby homogenized food.
The best thing is not to give a baby food in pieces.
The best is not what your mother tells you.
The best is not what your friend tells you.
The best thing is not that hire a nanny.
The best thing is not to send a child to kindergarten or to stay with their grandparents.
The best thing is not to give a child a certain kind of education rather than another.
Do you know what is really better?
THE BEST IS YOU.
The best is what makes you feel better.
The best is what your instinct tells you is better.
The best is what helps you feel good too.
The best is what allows you to be happy with your family.
Because if you're okay, your children will also get the best. Because the best is you.
Because if you feel safe, they feel safe too.
Because if you think you are well, your peace and happiness are felt by them too.
BECAUSE YOU ARE THE BEST FOR THEM.
Let's stop telling every mother and father what's best.
BECAUSE THE BEST THING THAT COULD EVER HAPPEN TO YOUR CHILDREN, IS YOU!