Randi - posted on 05/31/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
My parenting style is much more relaxed than my mothers, im constantly being told im not firm enough, or i'm letting my son walk all over me. But my son is a fantastic little boy, he's sweet, and gentle, and listens rather well. Although there are times, quite often lately, that he pushes boundaries, and my sweetness isnt working as well as it usually does. i dont like to yell, or raise my voice at him. i dont like to spank, although for serious things he will get a light tap on the hand(such as biting). im pretty sure that the method i have been using with him will continue to work as it has been, and that i just need to be much more persistent as he continues to test his boundaries (he's 20 months and entering terrible 2s). the last couple days i have found myself raising my voice, and being firm, and in my mind what constitutes as a drill sergeant. and i dont like it, at all, especially when he looks at me scared. i want him to obey me out of respect, not fear. How do i hold my ground to my mother trying to impose her parenting style on me? especially when i start getting frustrated and fall into her tactics??