Patricia - posted on 05/10/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
My older sister is a complete psycho and thinks she "knows it all" when it comes to parenting. She has a 5 year old daughter, my niece, who is very sweet and loving and has a very close relationship with my 3 year old son. The problem is that my sister claims that my son is "on the slow side" because he, according to her, doesn't meet HER expectations of learning!! I love my son more than anything and I knowhe is pretty advanced for his age--he started counting to 40 when he was 1 year old, knows how to read short sentences on his own, knows all of his colors and shapes, and other things that make me proud!! I know EVERY child is different and has different ways of learning so why can't she see that??
My question is--who is she to tell me that my son is ___or___?? Is she jealous of me and my parenting skills?? It just drives me crazy because I feel bullied and my immediate family does nothing but tell me to "ignore her" when it's very hard for me to do so. She will sometimes tell my son not to do certain learning things or tries to tell him to do "easier" things. PLEASE HELP!!