7 year old son
Sarah - posted on 09/10/2013
It is hard to be the one that sets the boundaries when the other one does not or has less boundaries. But also remember that kids are going to try to play each parent as well. They are going to say dad lets them and say they are going there just to see if you give in. They may also do this at his house to see if he gives in to what they are wanting. Kids that live in a 2 parent house do this and that is with both parents living under one roof. It is more of a guilt and bargaining tool when the parents live under two roofs. Stay strong on the things that really matter. The small things that don't matter as much allow a give here and there.....for example: Instead of a healthy balanced meal at home you decide to go out for ice cream or a movie and popcorn for supper and enjoy having fun and joking around. Or supper is always eaten at the table.....pick one night out of the week or month that supper is done picnic style in the middle of the living room, or outside on the grass (if nice).
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