Don't miss the "winners" of our smelliest trophy -- the annual Stinky Diaper!
Can you guess who won these:
The "Do as I say, not as I do" award
The "Momster of the Year" award
The "Bonkers Baby-Name" award
See them all, and let us know what you think!
I am so sad to see your "Do as I say, not as I do" award to Bristol Palin. Honestly, I have loved your magazine until reading this. How can you put her in a category with Teresa Gludice and Debbie Rowe. Bristol Palin did not deserve this award from you. It is so admirable for her to share with young women that abstinence is the best way, even if she made a mistake herself. It is often when we fall that we can best tell others not to do the same things. Reading her mother's book sheds light on the fact that Bristol never wanted to be in the public spotlight, but now that she is, she is doing good with it. And, for the record, she is a great mother. Parenting should reconsider it's snide "Just asking: Should Bristol be pushing abstinece to her peers." Aren't recovering alcoholics the best people to warn us about the perils of alcohol? Don't we listen to others who have rehabilitated themselves? And, I wish the editors of Parenting would consider that Bristol is still so young, just leaving childhood, just 18 - a time when all of us would not have had half of her good sense. We are lucky to have such a great family - the Palins - to share good morals with us. None of us are perfect, so let's try to avoid passing judgment, especially on young ones who are trying to figure out what is right. Please consider the good that Bristol is doing by sharing the truth about teens and sex.
The truth about teens and sex is that teens will have sex and there's not a darn thing you can do about it. Preaching abstinence is not helping one bit. It doesn't matter who's preaching it. She made a mistake and that's fine. But going around and saying don't do what I did isn't going to help. She needs to go around and just remind teens to be careful. Teens are naturally curious about sex and this generation is doing it earlier than ever. I don't approve of 12 year olds having sex even though I know it's happening but we need to educate our children properly about safe sex and STDs and pregnancy instead of telling them just not to do it. Any parent knows that as soon as you tell a kid not to do something they are going to go right out and do it. Besides that their hormones are raging and it's all biological. People always get mad at me when I say we should be giving our teens condoms. They say that I'm telling them to go have sex. What I'm saying is that they're going to do it anyway they should have protection on hand. You can talk till you're blue in the face about the dangers of unprotected sex but if they're going to do it then they're going to do it.