Why Mom-Shaming Is so Common and What Can Be Done about It

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The Doctors share how the majority of millennials have experienced mom-shaming and the issue appears to be getting worse. So why are we so quick to pass judgment on someone's parenting and is there anything that can be done about it?

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Attorney and psychologist Dr. Lisa Strohman calls mom-shaming an "epidemic" and feels the root of the issue is when a parent strives to create a "perfect life" for their family and then due to that pressure takes it out on other moms.

Clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Ho says social media can exacerbate the issue and she notes often bullies in high school (or those who were bullied) can go on to bully others later in life, which can then play out in the form of shaming other parents for their choices.

So how can someone deal with mom-shaming?

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The Doctors suggest if you feel you are being targeted to first check-in with someone you trust and find out if you are being shamed or bullied by parents in your circle or child's school. Lisa also feels "the golden rule" of, "Treat others how you want to be treated," should be used by adults as well.

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