Okay, so my MIL spanked my husband (more like HIT) and her DD too when they were little. We've announced and made VERY clear to both our families that we will NEVER spank/slap/or otherwise physically discipline our children. Furthermore, we believe that IF (ifififififififif!) any physical discipline were EVER to come to our children, it would be at our hands only. Period. MIL has brought it up 5 times in my baby's 1 year on Earth that some kids just need to be spanked and that she will never tolerate any disrespect. I always calmly tell her that "our kids won't be spanked ever" and she just bristles. She won't agree to keep her hands to herself. She is already seeming controlling over my daughter (pulling Annika's face to hers and saying "look at Nana!"), and she's just a little baby. DH has talked to her too, but we're not getting anywhere it seems. What are my options? Am I going to have to threaten her?
Answer by companygoddess at 11:30 AM on Dec. 3, 2008
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Answer by haleykarson at 10:15 AM on Dec. 3, 2008
Don't let her keep your children over at her house alone.Like babysitting them alone or staying the night their her house alone.(without you). Always have supervised visits when she is around. Every time she does something you do not like,to the children, tell her.
Grandparents are not the ones who should be disciplining the grand kids.
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