I have a problem. (It has been solved for the time being). That I need some community thoughts on. My MIL smacked my 8 year old daughter across the face last month. We spoke with her about it, kept DD away from her unsupervised, and thought that the problem was over. When we let her over this weekend (after adressing the problem, and developing a plan to come get her if she gets to be trouble) My MIL did it again. she hit her on the hand. (she was told not to touch the computer, and she did, so Grandma smacked her). I'm at a loss at what to do. DD wasnt hurt (just angry and a little scared), and we just had a huge conversation about how this behavior will not be tollerated....and she does it again.
and to top it off, she gives DD a lecture about "sin" and "obeying god".
No offense to you religious folks out there, but I'm against the idea of fear-mongering religion to children. Especialy to justify this kind of Abuse. I don't care what you believe, and I dont care what she did. jesus doesnt hit children.
So not only do I have to deal with the fact that MIL hit my kid again..but now I have to answer all sorts of questions about Heaven, hell, and sin. *sigh*.
I don't think that she should be able to do this. I believe that it's child abuse...Hubby thinks I'm over reacting, since it was "discipline" and because DD did something she was told not to, and wasnt hurt.
I still say this is a scary pattern, and DD isnt allowed over to Grandma's anymore.
so Caffee Mom...Am I over reacting? Should I let this one go, since no one got hurt? What are your opinions on other people disciplining your children.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:28 AM on Jun. 30, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by Ashoonik at 12:34 AM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by gwen20 at 12:34 AM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by Razelda at 12:37 AM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by Kword at 12:39 AM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 12:40 AM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by flamingomegs at 12:42 AM on Jun. 30, 2011
WOW.. i would be beyond pissed all the way around! if MIL can not go by your rules, then i would have to be done..
Answer by daisyb at 1:14 AM on Jun. 30, 2011
I would not allow DD to be with grandma unsupervised. You had a plan if there was issues,why didn't grandma call you?
Answer by RobinChristine at 1:18 AM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by Princess_s21 at 1:28 AM on Jun. 30, 2011
Answer by MonkeyMommyNJ at 1:33 AM on Jun. 30, 2011
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