I have a 5 year old son who's dads mother has been trying to control & take over my role as mother since day ONE! I know grandparents are always going to be the "favorite" but what do you do when the "mawmaw" does everything opposite of you? I mean EVERYTING. I feel like I am in a consitant competion with her. I can't stop him from seeing her because his dad lives with her. It truly makes my job as mother very difficult. A few months ago I finally got fed up and told her off...well do you think that did any good? Nope. Nothing has changed. I can't get him to eat healthy foods, or get him to sleep in his own bed ALL the time. Because once he goes there he sleeps in bed with her. he does have his own room there w/ a bed. The list goes on & on. Im so fed up & dont know what 2 do.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:58 AM on Jan. 7, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Telling off the grandma is never a good idea.
Just stick to your guns in your own house - that is where he spends the majority of the time, right? Also try to get his father involved in the positive aspects of rules - maybe if the two of you can sit down together and make up a list, he would buy into making the rules stick at grandma's house.
Be cool and don't take it personally, even if it is. It's not worth the drama.
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