I am currently in college and after I have my baby, I will have one more semester before I graduate! (So excited!) My partner's mom is coming to live with us during that semester, which will be the first 6 months of our baby's life. I truly wish I could stay home and be with my baby all day because we're going to try and practice attachment parenting. However, the best thing for me to do is finish school as soon as possible. I will only have 4 classes, which means I'll only be gone for about 3-4 hours a day. However, his mother is not a naturalist or holistic individual at all and I feel her views on parenting will completely conflict with mine. I'm so grateful to have her coming to help and I don't want to seem controlling or pushy, but I truly believe that by practicing natural and holistic parenting, our baby will grow up strong and healthy. She is a very opionated woman and I do not want conflict to arise in the household.Answer Question
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Whatever harm she causes in a few months, can be undone in the years you've got left to be a Mom. I would focus on being patient, tolerant and understanding up to a point. I would also combine discussing with her my household rules and beliefs with documentation to be left around the house for her perusal. Withholding short term immediate gratification for long term goals is part of parenting. Congratulations on the final lap of earning your degree.
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