Mom bullying and how to deal with it
Hey Mamas! Let’s get real and talk about mom bullying and 5 tips on what you can do about it! Mom bullying is something that no one should have to deal with, but after watching Whitney Ports’ heartbreaking video, it makes you realize how real and hard it really is on moms.
What exactly is mom bullying? Whitney Port is completely right when she describes it as passive-aggressive bullying. The type that you know they are judging you and walking away from you, but they won’t say it right to your face. When you try and be nice to another mom thinking that you already have so much in common, but they don’t want anything to do with you. They give you a look and back away from you, making you feel like there’s something wrong with you. As a mom with 2 kids, I usually chat up with moms I see anywhere. When I try and talk to those moms who are bullying, it hurts. It doesn’t make you feel good at the end of the day. After all, being a mom is the most rewarding but hardest job and we all need to support each other. We all have different ways of parenting because all of our kids are different, but as moms, we need to help each other.
5 ways you can deal with mom bullying
Don’t take it personally
I know this is hard, but you absolutely cannot take it personally. When you are being bullied or shamed, it’s easy to blame it on yourself. You know your child better than anyone else.
Focus on other motherHOOD groups
When you are dealing with mom bullying or shaming the absolute best thing you can do is focus on other mom friends that do support you.
It is absolutely OKAY to take time for yourself, even something as simple as giving your mind a break. If you are looking for ways, check out these 10 ways to give your mind a break.
Don’t fight the mom bully as a mom bully
When someone is bullying you, it’s tempting to be a bully back at them. Be the bigger person because you never know what someone else is going through.
You are AMAZING
If nothing else works, remember that in the eyes of your child, you are absolutely amazing. You got this mama!
These are some of my tips for surviving mom bullying. Do you have any other ways? I would love to hear them!