I've been seeing a lot of hub-bub about parenting lately online as far as making the best decisions for your kids, how you should teach them this-or-that, what you should-or-shouldn't do, etc. Usually I make a habit of reading blogs and articles by people who understand that there are many methods of parenting and many ways of doing things with and for your kids. However, recently I've been seeing a lot of somewhat vindicitive articles popping up in mainstream news and across the blogosphere that assert that it's their way or you're a bad parent! Crazy!
So here is my question: How much of parenting do you feel is intuitive vs. learned? How often do you think you would already make the right choice for your child without a book, blog, wikipedia, your parents or your pediatrician weighing in?
I feel like it would be pretty high on the intuitive side. Maybe 85/15 or 90/10.
If you're feeling ambitious, how do you gauge what's "right"? Do you go by AAP guidelines? Or is there another pillar of "right" that you navigate with? Am I a bad parent for letting her chew leaves to get some cute pictures, haha? (I really didn't let her actually eat them!)