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Parent Group Review

Posted on: Thursday, 7 April 2005 @ 10:49pm
Blatting about

[imported from livejournal and backdated]

I like the mother's group thing I'm going to, the mothers there are very sweet, open minded people and the child health nurses are great.

Although I don't agree with some of the things being advocated that some of the mothers are doing like controlled crying. But people are going to do what they're going to do I guess.

I don't do group situations well, I either talk too much or don't say anything. Sometimes I can find a happy medium. I think I'm the odd one out there and not just coz I'm the only constant Asian there (Tiny is the only sometimes green eyed sometimes brown eyed olive skinned baby among the sea of fair skinned blue eyed babies, there's occasionally a Chinese looking mother and baby there too). I'm the only one that uses cloth nappies full time, use the sling more often than the pram, and hates controlled crying.

And I seem to have problems clicking with people. As I said, nice people. Problem is me.

There was a funny baby communication thing happening today though, they were all staring at each other, cooing on occasion. Was bloody cute. The communication extended to group crying for all but three of them (Tiny, Jemah who is the only girl in the group and another baby called Bailey). Sounded like a tone deaf choir, but didn't last too long.

Partially wish I got on better with them, maybe it's one of those things that need time, maybe it's just not right for me. It's not for lack of trying though. Ahh well. I'll enjoy the last few sessions and whatever happens happens.

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