Everytime my mom is around and my husband and I have to correct our son or discipline him, she says we do not need to be doing it and argues with me in front of my son. My son has ADHD and possibly bipolar. Therapist said that we have to keep him disciplined. We just had an incident this weekend where my son was having an "episode" and I was trying to call him down. My husband is out of town so I was on my own. My son always says don't tell Daddy because I don't want him to whip me. My husband doesn't ship my son unless he just really needs it. My mom said "What is he doing to him"? "He better not be spanking him." I just snapped and told her to stop it and that she was not going to do that and tell me or my husband what to do.
I need help!!!
Answer by CarolynBarnett at 2:48 PM on Jan. 18, 2009
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Answer by TiccledBlue at 4:30 PM on Jan. 18, 2009
Having skimmed the other responses ... I may be repeating something. But YOU are the parents. I had to put my foot down with my dad and step-mom early with my son. I told them my hubby and I are the parents and that if they criticized me again IN FRONT OF MY SON or even after a visit that I would have to limit their time with MY son.
Especially with a BPD or ADHD child, consistency is the key and your mother criticizing you in front of the child is doing HARM. REAL HARM. She has to stop NOW.
Answer by cat0325 at 8:19 PM on Jan. 18, 2009
Answer by Kristina1976 at 11:21 PM on Jan. 18, 2009