Jaime - posted on 10/17/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
My family is full of hard-nosed, stubborn women. Four generations, including myself, and five if you count my daughter who will be here in January. I have lived with these women my entire life and know how they are when it comes to other people's rules and regulations. They do things their way or not at all, and it tends to get very out of hand very quickly if I'm not careful. I can't stand it, though, and it scares me that these are the people who will be helping my husband and I care for our child when we have to work. Actually, I will be more likely to let the in-laws babysit, since one, they are in town and two, they are less likely to ignore our boundaries when raising our daughter. They don't even listen to me about my own cat, which is now living with them, and because they tend not to listen to what anyone says, they have ended up killing a few pets. My family will probably try their best to spoil our daughter and over-feed her and turn her into one of them, and I won't have it! They will not get visits if that happens to be the case.
What influences do your parents have on your children? Do you agree or disagree with their parenting, and why? If you have set boundaries for your children and your parents overstep them, how do you react?