Have you ever watched Jackass? I have, plenty of times. I love it. It’s hilarious. The stuff they do, you’ve got to think “they must just have to switch off their brains to do that, everything in their rational self must be screaming DON’T DO IT!”
Does Mia Freedman have to do the same… Every single time she speaks or writes publicly?
She’s marketed as some sort of voice for Australian mothers but this Australian mother finds her uneducated opinions presented as facts as annoying and sometimes even offensive.
Her “journalism” techniques of “my friend said” or “I heard from a friend” are just cringe worthy. Anecdotal evidence is not good journalism sister.
And her loud shrill opinions on everything attachment parenting or homebirth – when she has neither had one nor spoken to anyone who ever has. Unfortunately a fair number of people read this garbage.
And then there’s this on breastfeeding. Which is just so full of anecdotal “evidence” of how “Breast Feeding Association” (there’s no association named that in Australia btw, she’s just made that up, it’s the Australian Breastfeeding Association and they do a bang up job).
And her latest ebook “The Gift of Sleep” which says a mum will knock on the door loudly, shhh and that’s the comforting part, oh god it’s just do bad.
The opening by Mia talks about how this baby “guru” who she paid $3,600 for the pleasure, came to her home and while Mia and her husband sat and drank wine and watched TV the guru settled the baby using crying techniques. But it worked!
And don’t you dare insinuate that Mia is anything less than a model mother or she’ll block you from twitter. Or call you a hypocrite because it takes all kinds.
Seriously did she really think that no one would disagree with her methods when she put them out their publicly? Really?
Anyway, I would love to see Mia being more factual and less “making it up as she goes along” but she won’t, so I’ll just have to avoid her at all costs
And as for her “Gift of Sleep” thanks but I prefer Pinky’s book, someone with actual qualifications that are out there for everyone to see and you don’t have to pay $19.95 to find out.