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Mind Your Own Kids, or Mama and Let Mama
posted by Amy

Out in the blogosphere, people are talking about Ayelet Waldman's latest Salon.com column, "Mind Your Own Kids," in which she takes on the age-old subject of other people butting into another mama's childrearing practices. Waldman surmises about why parents judge other parents, "Another parent's different approach raises the possibility that you've made a mistake with your child. We simply can't tolerate that because we fear that any mistake, no matter how minor, could have devastating consequences."

Waldman echoes something we feel strongly about here at mamazine.com: trying our darndest to empathize with other parents, not judge them. Or, mama and let mama!

Read the essay and see what you think: Salon.com

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