I traveled 4 hrs to visit my mom with her two grandkids. When I stayed with her she made a list of all the things I did wrong when I was there. One of her main issues with me is that I let my son cry when he is goes to bed or for naps. She said I am going to cause him to have security issues. She said that every time he cries I go pick him up and nurse him for comfort and that I should be co-sleeping. When I explained that he doesn't like co-sleeping she said he would get used to it and the real reason I'm not doing it is because I'm selfish. She's really brash and opinionated, however, she's never turned on me before like she has this time. She is having money problems and I'm doing well financially. She went off on me about all these insignificant things. I am at a loss for how to deal with her. She is pretending everything is normal but is acting cold to me. She will never admit she was wrong. Should I confront?Answer Question
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Your mother is wrong. You're doing what is best and she can't accept that you're the parent not her. It's not for her to accept though since it's not her child. If you did NOT ask her what she thinks, then she shouldn't feel the need to make a list about why you're wrong. I would let her know that it's hurtful and rude to do it. There is a way someone can say something without being rude and your mother choose to go overboard with it. She should be enjoying the time she has with you but instead she's making it a negative experience for you and the child. Confront her and then leave it alone. If she says anything else quickly let her know it's not right and that she's crossing the line. If she continues then leave and distance yourself a little because you can't really control another person, but you can choose not to be around as much until they can't learn to respect you a little more.
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