Poll: Most Mothers Have Been 'Mommy-shamed'

Poll: Most Mothers Have Been ‘Mommy-shamed’

“You’re doing that wrong!” Sound familiar, Moms? It may: A new poll finds that six out of 10 American mothers say they’ve been criticized for their parenting skills. It’s called mommy-shaming, and it goes viral when it happens to the famous. A nationwide poll of 475 mothers finds it’s a familiar experience for most with kids under age 5 — and the source of the shaming is most often a woman’s own parents. Major areas of criticism include discipline, at 70 percent; diet and nutrition, 52 percent; and sleep, 46 percent. Mothers said they were far less likely to be criticized by friends, other mothers they meet in public, or their child’s doctor.


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