Health knowledge made personal
I love my kids. I never want any harm to befall them in any way. That is why I am vulnerable to believing all of the scary parenting headlines about health, safety and child development. But during the past five years that I've been a parent I've seen scare fads come and go. I've seen scary stories that made sensational headlines be debunked and felt irritated that I'd been duped into wasting my energy on worry. Now I look upon certain media scares with a critical eye. I know not to believe, out-of-hand, the things that I hear in news sound bites or in playgroup. Instead I look to credible primary sources for thoroughly researched answers. I'm tired of being a nervous parent. I prefer to let the truth set me free. That's why I am now a Mommy Myth Buster.