7 year old son

Ada - posted on 09/10/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Every time my son doesn't get his way he tells me he is going to his dad's house because he dad will let him. What suggestions do you ladies have that can help dealing with this matter

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Sarah - posted on 09/10/2013

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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).

Ada - posted on 09/10/2013

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I feel like I am always made out to be that bad guy! While there dad is the fun guy that lets them do any and everything they want.

Sarah - posted on 09/10/2013

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My suggestion would be to ignore it. Sounds like he is trying to get under your skin with it. My guess is that if he sees that it is not working he will stop.

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