I know this is a touchy subject, but please no bashing, just looking for your opinion. I know everyone's differs, and I welcome opinions different than my own, just please no bashing.
My father was always the "enforcer". We knew we couldn't break the rules whenever he was around. He never really spanked us like he did my older siblings, but just had this "look". I know my parents got more leniant over the years. Each child didn't have it quite as tough as the one before. Since my mother passed away last year, it seems as though my father has lost his, idk, zip. My two younger sisters are really taking advantage of that. My 17 yo sister moved her bf into my dad's home and just blatantly disobeys his continuously. My fiance and I moved in to help out my dad as well as ourselves. Shortly after we discovered we were expecting our second child, my sister told us she was expecting also. Now as of today they have only been together 7 months. My sister is 8 weeks pregnant. Since they have been together they fight ALOT. She was always calling and telling us how he has pictures of all these girls, They could never get along. She was always giving him the silent treatment for some reason or other. Since I have lived here, she has done nothing but treat him like crap. She belittles him and tells him what he can not do. Constantly kicks him out of their room, which conveniently becomes her room. Unless its payday, then she's happy. Neither of my two younger sisters have ever really had many responsibilities in my opinion, though if you ask them they treated like slaves. IMO I think she is way too young for the "adult" responsibilities of marriage and a baby. Yes they are planning to marry after the baby is born. I know alot of teens who are amazing parents, and a lot of adults who are too immature to be parents. So it's not her age that makes me wonder about the future, but her attitude. We have 20 neices and nephews and she can not handle babysitting, especially the younger ones, for longer than an hour or two. I don't know if she realizes the hurdles lying ahead of her.
Am I jumping the gun here? Or should I invite her to some of my parenting classes. There's still so much I know I have to learn. I think she could benefit from such things also.
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