As a mom it is very difficult to parent in a way that is congruent with your own heart. One, we have the outside factors that our own parents instill. It feels like they are dictating our every move (they are really not there unless you live with them and that is a different issue). Then we have the civilization that is just staring at you in judgment whilst you mosey down the street, getting your kid to school late again! This outside judgment does not exist. You are your worst parent critic. Stop it! Parent – from - the heart. Do what you feel is right - not what is popular. What is right for you and your child? And please give yourself grace along the way.