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DO your kids act up more after being away from you?

Like perhaps after being out at a relative's all day?


Asked by txdaniella at 12:22 AM on Jul. 19, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Absolutely!! They tend to get spoiled rotten at Grandma's house! :) I've also heard younger kids do this b/c they realize they can let all their emotions out on mom and she'll still be around. Take comfort knowing they're secure enough to know they can let you see their "bad" side.

    Answer by parris3 at 12:25 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • I thought I was the only one.

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:25 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • yes yes yes mine usually go to my grandparents house and they pretty much do what they want when they want there so when they get home they try it with me which gives me a headache because i have repeatedly told my grandparents there needs to be more dicipline there but hey i guess thats what grandparents do

    Answer by momof4onesApup at 12:25 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Yes. She tried pushing the boundaries more after a night at my mom's house. Mom is the typical grandmother so there aren't as many rules there. She thinks she can bring that home and it takes an hour or two of getting onto her for things before she comes to realize that those are Mamaw house rules, and we have our own rules.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 12:23 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • Mine are usually better. I think they are just excited to get away from me for awhile so they forget they are supposed to drive me insane.

    Answer by ashisamom at 4:46 AM on Jul. 19, 2010

  • They act up more if they spend too much time with, say, my sister-in-law because she has no rules at her house.  She actually tells them (and me), "what happens at AJ's house, stays at AJ's house."  (She calls herself "AJ" for Aunt Julie.)  So when they get back and have to follow my rules again it is insanity.

    They also act up the longer my husband is away.  We're moving and he's living in another state (for the last 3 months) and their behavior has just gotten so bad.  I did my best to keep them under control but I was pregnant and hurting and just gave up for the most part.  He's getting them back on track but it's hard.


    Answer by justanotherjen at 7:41 AM on Jul. 19, 2010