Kids' Health: Leave His Pacifier Alone!
I know that you don't think my son needs his pacifier and that you're worried about it delaying his development. I appreciate your concern about my kid's health and I love that you want the best for my son, but at the end of the day he is MY son. I am the one who has to try and comfort him when he is upset, in pain or too tired to be able to sleep. His binky soothes him and he's quite attached to it. When he's got his binky in his mouth, he doesn't try to eat paper and mud and cables for the computer and television. I know he'll have to give it up eventually, but he's only 9 months old! I'm tired of all of you unnecessarily upsetting him by taking away his pacifier. I'm tired of you making me feel like an irresponsible parent for choosing to allow my son something so harmless. Finally, I'm tired of being second-guessed on MY parental decisions. You all got to do it your way with your kids, now let me do it my own way with mine.
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