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There are many ways to parent, but is there a right way?

We talked to four local moms, who all say they know the pain of Mom Shaming. That's when moms judge other moms for the parenting choices they make. Those choices may be decisions on breastfeeding, vaccinations, discipline, snacks, or the stay at home vs. working moms debate.

Lisa Summers, a therapist at Four Rivers Behavioral Health in Paducah and a mom to five, says most mothers have experienced it at one point or another. She told us "It's just an advanced form of bullying."

Thursday night on Local 6 at 10, we explore why Mom Shaming happens, and how moms can support each other to end this judgmental trend.

  • Poll

  • Have you felt judged by other mothers for your parenting choices?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Yes
    88%
    283 votes
    No
    12%
    37 votes
  • Poll

  • Have you judged other mothers for the way they parent?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Yes
    84%
    251 votes
    No
    16%
    48 votes
  • Poll

  • Have you experienced Mom Shaming for any of the following reasons?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Breastfeeding vs. Bottle feeding
    23%
    78 votes
    Working vs. Stay at Home
    33%
    110 votes
    Food choices
    13%
    42 votes
    Other
    31%
    105 votes
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