'Mommy-shaming' is common, survey reveals - KCTV5 News

'Mommy-shaming' is common, survey reveals

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Parenting a young child can be a challenging experience.  And to making things more complicated are those passing judgment on other mothers. (CNN) Parenting a young child can be a challenging experience. And to making things more complicated are those passing judgment on other mothers. (CNN)
Six out of ten mothers with kids aged zero to five years old say they’ve been criticized about their parenting choices, most frequently by family. (CS Mott Children's Hospital) Six out of ten mothers with kids aged zero to five years old say they’ve been criticized about their parenting choices, most frequently by family. (CS Mott Children's Hospital)
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Parenting a young child can be a challenging experience and to make things more complicated are those passing judgment on other mothers.

Six out of ten mothers with kids from birth to five years old say they’ve been criticized about their parenting choices -- most frequently by family.

According to a poll from CS Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, 31-percent of the criticism comes from In-laws, 12-percent from other moms in public, 36-percent from the child’s other parent, 14-percent from friends and 37-percent from the mom’s own parents.

Mother Kara Armato says every mom has their own thing and says she doesn’t expect to get judged for it.

“Kids just need love. How you raise them is going to differ, but as long as they’re loved and supported… and that’s what moms need is support,” Armato said.

And, with the rise of social media, strangers have grown more comfortable passing judgment on how other people parent their children.

Among the most common topic of criticism is discipline.

Half of these mothers polled by the hospital say they try to avoid people who are too critical.

Though for some, like celebrities Kelly Clarkson and Chrissy Teigen, it’s hard to avoid.

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