Its here again, the parenting shame game. This time the attack has been on former footballer, David Beckham and his wife Victoria for allowing their 4 year old daughter, Harper Seven, a dummy.
Who wins this game? Absolutely no one, no one can win no matter what they do.
David Beckham has taken to Instagram to defend his recent ‘actions’ which sparked a huge debate between parenting experts as to whether its OK to give a four year old a dummy or not. Some are saying that dummy use at this age could cause speech delays and damage to her teeth – but do they really know that? Do they know how often Harper has a dummy? Do they know if Harper does have a speech delay?
David captioned the image with the following:
“Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts ?? Everybody who has children knows that when they aren’t feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best and most of the time it’s a pacifier so those who criticize think twice about what you say about other people’s children because actually you have no right to criticize me as a parent …”
How do you feel about this issue? It is none of anyone’s business or do you feel that Harper is too old for a dummy?