My sister is and always has been a single mom. Dad is not in the picture. She's worked 2 jobs and gone to school most of my niece's life. Our mom has helped and me and my husband have helped raise her, but mostly my mom. Now, my sister has never been one to "play" or do games or take to zoo etc.. she only does with her what SHE wants to do.. fine, well now my niece is almost 10 and my sister STILL doesn't do anything, she still goes to school and works one full time job but, the time she could be spending with her daughter is used on reading romance novels, staying up til 4 am on the computer and dating loser after loser, whom my niece now calls most of them "uncles". you can't talk to my sister about this because she see's nothing wrong with this. My niece LOVES her mom but never seems to want to be home because "mama never does anything with me". Question is.. how many mom's out there don't play active parenting roles?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:11 AM on Jan. 11, 2010 in General Parenting
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Answer by dakotaNrye at 12:28 AM on Jan. 11, 2010
Unfortunately motherhood is not always instinctual. Its a learning process. In stead of bashing your sister maybe finding ways to show her might be a benefit. I've been a single mother since my husband left me 5 years ago and I'm sorry to say that I did the same thing to my son for a while. I was fortunate enough to have some wonderful friends who supported me and "gently" held me accountable for the way I raised my son.
Answer by CKasting at 12:35 AM on Jan. 11, 2010