My mom is always interfering with the way I disaplin my kids. I use time-outs when they do something wrong, or take away priviliges. So often my mom will get mad at me for displining them, especially my daughter. She will make excuses for my daughters behavior, blaming it on her being tired, or it being her brothers fault/started it. I have fought with her on the subject. She has stopped over a couple times when Kay(8) is in time out (15min) and she will go to her and start talking to her or making her laugh or tickling. I have to stand by and bite my tongue, or my mom will storm out of my house. This is not behavior I want my daughter to see. Often when we go shopping together my mom will chase her in the store, let her play in the clothes racks. If I say anything to Kay my mom will tell me to lighten up in snotty tone... Kay often will smart back in the same tone. How do I handle this???? I take it anymore.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:58 PM on Jul. 17, 2009 in Relationships
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You need to let your mother know that you're the parent and that she cannot interfere. It just isn't her job. So what if she storms out. She needs to realize that it's your house and your rules. By her making excuses in front of the child it is just undermining you which encourages the child to disrespect you more.
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