I teach my children to respect the elders, but I'm not sure what I should do in my situation. My MIL moved in with us, and she is SOOOO annoying. She is a good woman, but she can "talk you to death".
Example: my kids were watching TV, she sat with them and started to ask thousands questions(She doesn't speak English), What is this movie about? Who is this? What did she/he did? Why? It went on for 15-20 minutes until my DS (5yo) looked at her and said: Can you stop talking already, I can't watch the movie. He was punished.
Next day he wake up at 6m to get ready for school. He was still half asleep when She started again: Hug me? Give me a kiss? How are you? Did you sleep OK. Do you want to go to school?, and 100 more stupid questions. He looked at me, but didn't say anything to her this time.
When my kids cry I leave them in their room until the will stop and than talk to them about why were they crying. It works for them. She will come to their room and frustrate them even more. Why are you crying? Are you a baby? Give me a kiss, and when they say NO. She would say: you are a bad boy?girl? You don't want to kiss me , I will never kiss you either!!!! All she does, is just frustrate them more and make them cry even harder.
I tried to tell her nicely to just give them their space. They are very quite and good kids. Some days I don't even hear them in the house, they will play together quietly , but she can't help herself, but "annoy" them.
What would you do? Should I punish them when they ask her to STOP TALKING, or LEAVE THEN ALONE while they play? I'm on the fence here. Sometimes I want to tell all this things to her as myself, when she starts that with me.