My DH and I just began our weekends with his 2 daughters every other weekend. The youngest is 12 months old and a total nightmare. She has some health issues like a horrifying diaper rash and she hasn't been taught to eat solid foods yet so all she ever wants to do is lay in a stroller with a bottle of formula in her hand. As a mom myself I don't feel good about leaving her in there, but otherwise she will cry non stop. The older daughter is 3 1/2. I've known her and been in her life since she was born so she's very attached to me and she's an incredibly smart and sweet girl, but she has no rules at home and no schedule to follow. She eats popcorn and ice cream for breakfast, absolutely no fruits or veggies, drinks only apple juice from a bottle, is still in diapers and watches tv all day. When she doesn't want to d something he just puts her foot down and tells no. I have to dilemmas which are
1) I don't know where to draw the line between giving into some of her demands in order to make her comfortable and have a good time (I know it's important to my DH that she always have a blast on her visits with us) and being what I consider a good mom and making her eat good food, try the potty, turn off tv etc.
2) im fairly strict with our 13 month old son about what he eats, when he goes to bed, drinking water from a sippy, etc. I'm not saying that I'm a perfect parent at all, but I def try to do the right thing, even when it's not the easy or fun thing. So how do I keep my DS eating his veggies an chicken and going to bed at 6pm when his sisters are running wild and eating ice cream in front of the tv???
on Jul. 21, 2013 at 10:02 AM