My fiance's daughter (who is almost 7 years old) sleeps in the same bed as his mom every night. She won't sleep in her own bed and his mom encourages it! We live with his parents and he lets this happen! He's so worried about upsetting his mother. The relationship between his mother and his daughter is slightly obsessive. His daughter can't do anything without her MomMom, and me, being only the fiance, have no say in the matter. Is this going to harm his daughter in the long run? How can I get his daughter to sleep in her own room and do something without MomMom for a change?!Answer Question
Answer by gammie at 12:59 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
Answer by MammaMia72 at 1:07 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
Answer by MoonLover06 at 2:19 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
Answer by Kiter at 3:01 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
In my state it is considered child abuses for any child over the age of 4 to co sleep with an adult. In my opinion: I'm not saying I totally agree with the age limit because sometimes circumstances are just different for one family or another but I do think that a normal, healthy child of 7 should be sleeping in there own bed.
Answer by But_Mommie at 3:20 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
It's just an American thing. United States of America thing. It would be completely normal in SO MANY other countries.
Answer by Kiter at 3:35 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
Answer by NovemberLove at 5:33 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
Answer by NovemberLove at 5:35 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
Answer by MoonLover06 at 5:42 PM on Feb. 21, 2009
MoonLover- that's my opinion- what in the world is wrong with a not even 7 yr old from a broken home being dependant on her Grandma. Independence is very good, but I wish our country placed a higher value on strong family bonds and family patriarchs.
BUT- the OP needs too have some serious talks before she gets married to make sure she is taken seriously and her husband listens to her- his wife- instead of always giving intoo his mother. and they all need to remember if it the Grandma's House- it is the Grandma's Rules.
Answer by Kiter at 5:56 PM on Feb. 21, 2009