My 18 year old daughter just had a baby girl in July.... I am actually proud of her because she has stepped up and has been an amazing mother... she doesnt act like a teen mom, but a very mature mom... She does still live with us at home, because her fiance works nights and we have a large house ( plus I still get to see her and spend time with my grandaugter) ..and so she spends her days taking excellent care of the baby and also she cleans the house and usually makes us all dinner ...... so things are pretty great at our house ...
BUT ... when she came home from the hospital they sent a home nurse to do a wellness check on her and the baby ( they also took her staples out from her c-section) ... as they were talking the nurse told her that with young moms it is common for the stae to have to get involved and alot of the babies end up in foster care.... and that if they come back to the house and some signs of a baby who is neglected is if they dont want to be held.. and that is she doesnt hold the baby alot they can tell if they came back ( they havent came back and wont ) ....
Well I think this scared my daughter... she is a good mom but i think she is too over protective of the baby now... I know it is wonderful that she spends time with the baby and holds her but she does it so much and I know it is taking a toll on my daughter... She literally doesnt even go to the bathroom with her, when she cleans she wears the baby in a sling or holds hers, she has really never even left the room without the baby ( even with someone holding / watching the baby for her...)
And while I think it is great for a teen mom to be like this ( when most teen moms leave their babies alot) ... I think it is causing her stress to worry that much , and I think it mostly has to do with what that home nurse told her.....
What would you say or do to make her relax a little ?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:37 AM on Dec. 13, 2010 in Parenting Debate
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