my husbands mom is mad. we went to visit them yesterday and my daughter screams when someone pick her up or even look like they want to pick her. she has only saw her grandparent on 4-5 different occasions. they will not come to visit us and we dont have gas money to visit them frequently. my daughter is not around anyone but mom,dad and brother. is there something i can do to help this? i was really pissed when my husbands mom got mad when she havent came to visit my daughter once and she is 13 mths old.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Aug. 5, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by lovinangels at 2:14 PM on Aug. 5, 2010
Answer by older at 2:14 PM on Aug. 5, 2010
Answer by KFree907 at 2:16 PM on Aug. 5, 2010
Have your parents give her gifts & kiss her butt with toys & what not. They don't have to continue spoiling her, but gifts are an easy way to a child's heart. If your parents would come to your house, it would help dramatically. You can all be there & your daughter will learn that her grandparents are cool & safe to be around. Someone needs to explain to her that having a relationship with your grandchild is a dual effort. She shouldn't rely on you to bring her over there at all. If she wants to be around your DD, then she needs to get off her butt & come visit you at your house sometimes. This will also help your DD get used to them in her own safe environment.
Answer by samurai_chica at 2:19 PM on Aug. 5, 2010
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Answer by LostTheSlipper at 2:21 PM on Aug. 5, 2010
WOW! i can't believe they won't visit. They sound like my biological parents. They live a half hour from me and came to visit my son once in the last 2 years!!!!! It's unbelievable how self centered some people are. As for the attachment thing..has she ever had a babysitter or in daycare? I'm a stay at home mom but every AM I go to the gym for a 1.5 hours. i drop my son off at the daycare. it is very clean and they are very attentive. I felt because he is home with me that he needed to have some time away. This has really helped with separation anxiety and he isn't in daycare all day.
Answer by coolchic320 at 2:31 PM on Aug. 5, 2010
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Answer by Cassandre at 3:54 PM on Aug. 5, 2010