I used to be an avid reader of French parenting and pregnancy magazines before my daughter was born and during her first year of life. Then, I got into the natural parenting ways more and more, and have slowly gotten more and more frustrated with them.
First of all, they're full of desinformation. They tend to be pro consumerist parenting (duh) and try to sell you something on nevery page.
When they do handle 'alternative' parenting views , they either plainly make fun of them (like: look at what those crazy people in America are doing) or put them in a margin somewhere not to be noticed.
Over the last year, with all the alternative reading (online and books) I have been doing, I cannot open a parenting magazine and not be frustrated, angered at what they blow into parent's ears.
I mean, these people go out to actually inform themselves about the way they are parenting their child and all they get is lies.
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So now I only read online, or books, and prefer to go through catalogues if I am looking to buy something.