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People love to argue on the Internet. It’s a fact of life. And nothing gets folk’s dander up faster than arguing about parenting-related subjects. Whether it’s in forums, on blogs or awesome parenting websites like Mommyish, parenting arguments are as common as they are vicious. Here are some of the subjects that cause the most drama.

1. The Vaccination Debate

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The pro-vax vs. anti-vax debate is as heated as they get. We’ve touched on the subject a time or two our selves, and if you even casually follow my work you know where I stand (with logic, not batshittery, obv.) *Just to clarify, I meant pro-vaccine. Judging from the hate mail, I guess this wasn’t clear!*

2. Circumcision

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Just as vitriolic as the vaccine debate, the war between intactivists and the pro-circumcision camp is still going strong. And it’s no surprise. Anytime someone’s junk is involved, there’s gonna be a fight.

3. Breastfeeding

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Even though I nursed all three of my kids for extended periods of time, the breastfeeding Nazis annoy the ever-loving fuck out of me. We get it, you’re totes natural and better than anyone else. I support your right to breastfeed, and I support your right to do it wherever you please. Now STFU about it and leave the rest of us alone.

4. Attachment Parenting/Cry-It-Out/Slacker Moms Etc. 

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Let me make something crystal clear to all the angry Internet marauders who feel the need to shit on anyone who makes different parenting choices than they do. Other people’s choices when it comes to parenting style are NOT an indictment on YOUR choices. Attachment parenting doesn’t create “pussies” (and you suck for using that term), moms who don’t feel the need to get their kids into every activity ever are NOT lazy or bad moms, and the cry-it-out method is NOT torture. I could go on, but there isn’t enough time in the world. You do you, and let me do me, and we’re be good.

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