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Is it okay for someone to talk bad about you to your kids??

Regardless of how this person feels about you do you think there is ever an appropriate time for this?

What would you do if you found out a family member was saying bad things about you to your kids?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Just for Fun

Answers (25)
  • Well it would depend on what they were saying but I would confront them and ask them what the problem was or just ask them to stop
    Parkers_Mommy8

    Answer by Parkers_Mommy8 at 2:23 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • why does it depend on what was said?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:31 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • What did they say? Big difference between Johnny stole my watch---{if Johnny did steal the watch}
    and Johnny is a spoiled brat whose mom needs to spank him. One is a statement the other lies and gossip, I would confront said person and inform them your kids are OFF limits assuming what they are saying is horse hockey LOL GL MOM!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 2:38 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • No. I dont'. Whatever is going on is between you and that person, I don't think it's fair to bring others, especially children into it too. For instance, I don't get along with my sister, but I would NEVER tell her girls anything bad about their own mother, and I hope she feels the same. It's a level of respect really.
    My parents are divorced and my dad talks so much crap about my mom. He belittles her and swears at her, tells us that she's the devel. Well all that's doing is teaching disrespect to my brothers and I (I'm old enough to know better). But my brothers are going to think this is ok to talk about a woman, and their mother this way. It's not.
    mamie2shoes

    Answer by mamie2shoes at 2:41 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Telling my son I don't have my shit together, because I choose not to go to church or live my life the way she thinks I should

    Do you think that is okay
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Geez, sorry about the spelling errors! I know how to spell Devil...Im just a fast typer!! :D
    mamie2shoes

    Answer by mamie2shoes at 2:43 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • OP no it's not okay. She has no right to bring your child into something thats between you and her.
    mamie2shoes

    Answer by mamie2shoes at 2:44 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Nope tell her to mind her own beeswax and the next time she tells your son something like that will be the last interaction she has with him--good luck!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 2:56 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Nope. It's never ok to involve children in adult conflicts.
    asaffell

    Answer by asaffell at 3:23 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • OP- So how do you handle it when they do
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Nov. 21, 2009

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