Digging Deeper: Controversial Topics
I have not thought to delve into controversial topics until recently and here is why:
A dear friend of mine was very impressed with my blog so far. We had talked about it while are children visited and played over the summer during our homeschool “break”. She researched and thought about starting a website, but I had actually taken the plunge in a lifestyle mommy blog.
There was a question posed by this same friend of mine. Are you going to delve into those controversial topics such as vaccination or circumcision? To be honest I had not even thought about it. It’s not that I am afraid to go there. I guess I just do not want to get caught up in personal debate and all the drama and hard feelings often associated with these topics. I’ve got enough drama and stress in my REAL-LIFE to bring drama into my bloggy world! Yes, I do realize that hot topics often drive lots of traffic with all sorts of heated topics, but I am just not quite ready to go there, yet. I am going to work on my positions before delving into those hot topics. Hope this doesn’t disappoint you dear friend, but I am working up to it!
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Here’s what I will say for now:
We had made our choice about circumcision with our first son, after much debate and research between my husband and myself. (We are not Jewish so we are under no religious obligations to choose circumcision.) So with our 2nd son, we made that same choice easy peasy! We made our choice and we encourage other parents to make an INFORMED decision not just do what everyone else does or what the doctor says (unless there’s truly a medical reason necessitating a certain choice).
Vaccination controversy made us “fire” a pediatrician when she made us feel like horrible parents if we did not vaccinate on her/CDC’s schedule. No matter how much you plead or argue with a person they will always make their own choice.
The parents I am really scared for are all those that DO NOT RESEARCH or read ANYTHING about the health and well-being of their children. Those poor children grow up in a house where parents just do what the doctor or grandma recommends. Most likely experiencing knee-jerk reactionary decisions! No real thought goes into it on the parents end. They act like sheep and just go with the crowd. SHAME ON YOU! If you are one of THOSE parents, please take a moment and research your options for health care, education, and spiritual growth. YOU ARE THE PARENT and IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to do your BEST in raising your child.
So this will be my starting point from which I will then begin to post controversial post topics in the future. I have NOT determined a set platform for my blog. Right now I am still putting feelers out to see what resonates with those readers who have found my blog.
Please feel free to leave a comment or ask a question or message me on Facebook if you’d like a certain controversial topic discussed. If you would like to guest post please let me know what topic you think my reader’s would like to learn from you!
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