Q: I'ma keep it 100%. I love my baby, but I really don't want to read to her every night at bedtime. And I don't want to feel pressured and called a bad parent!
A: I'm a momma too, so I got you. I'd never call anyone a bad parent. I understand all the well-meaning advice about what you "should be" doing with your children and how to "do it right" is unwelcome and unnecessary. That's why I'm not gonna add to it – much.
Reading to your baby is very important, we all know that. So as a professional I can't say “don’t read to your child." But I will say, reading is supposed to be a fun way to bond with your child. In short, your baby needs words, not a nightly ritual you dread. So if you don't want to read tonight don't stress about it; sing to her. If you don't want to sing, play with her. If you don't want to play, talk to her.