Family is supposed to be the most trusted group of people in our lives. But unfortunately, not every household can boast of this trust. This reality inspired one TikTok user to share her unique approach to raising her daughter, sparking a heated debate among other parents.
Aubrey, a mother of two, goes by the username @theorganicmami on TikTok. With over 2000 followers and growing, her views are gaining attention. In a recent “get-ready-with-me” video, Aubrey openly expressed her intentions for her daughter’s safety.
Aubrey started off by setting a clear boundary – she doesn’t allow her daughter to have sleepovers outside the house. While many may agree with this decision, what shocked many was that Aubrey won’t even let her daughter stay with her male relatives.
“No sleepovers,” Aubrey firmly stated. “Not even with family members. And she will never be left alone with a male. I don’t care if you’re the grandparent, the uncle, or the cousin.”
Aubrey made it evident that her son would also be subject to the same rules. In her eyes, it’s about treating both of her children equally and ensuring their safety. Late-night outings are also off-limits for both her son and daughter.
“For instance, me letting my son go out late but not my daughter because it’s too dangerous for a woman,” explained Aubrey. “I’m just going to treat them both the same.”
When it comes to physical affection, Aubrey respects her daughter’s boundaries. She believes that her daughter shouldn’t be forced to receive hugs or kisses if she doesn’t want to, even from friends or relatives. Secrets are also discouraged, as Aubrey emphasizes the importance of open communication within the family.
Opinions on Aubrey’s approach varied in the comments section. Some parents praised her for prioritizing safety and sharing their own experiences. One person shared, “[People are] getting mad about the no sleepovers rule, but it’s actually good speaking from my childhood experiences.” Another mentioned how their mother’s cautious approach spared them from a dangerous situation.
However, others questioned her decisions, noting that sleepovers can be a source of cherished memories and fun. One teenager expressed resentment towards her own mother for not allowing sleepovers and feeling like she missed out on many experiences. Another commenter advocated for trusting known parents and kids, stating that sleepovers can create lasting memories.
One particular question stood out in the comments: Why doesn’t Aubrey trust her own male relatives? This prompted someone to ask if Aubrey leaves her daughter alone with her father. These queries raised valid concerns regarding the extent of Aubrey’s trust.
Despite the differing opinions, one thing is clear – Aubrey’s video has sparked an important conversation about parenting choices and the balance between safety and experiences. Each parent must navigate these decisions based on their own beliefs and circumstances.