An opinionated brother

C - posted on 06/25/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




My older brother recently opened up to me that he doesn't feel comfortable coming over to our house or having us over to his house because he doesn't agree with how the hubby and I are raising our children. He wants to have more of a "say so" in their behavior. He wants to have the authority to correct them in doing what he believes is the right thing. I don't feel comfortable nor does the hubby in allowing him to do so because he's mean and down talks them. I love my brother and his family but I think he's the one with the problem. He needs to focus on his own life and keep his negative and exaggerated opinions to himself. Am I wrong? Help!


Michelle - posted on 06/27/2015




I'm also wondering why he is feeling he needs to discipline your children.
How are they really? If your children run the house instead of you and your husband then I can see where your brother is coming from.
If your children are polite, respectful and do what they are told then you are in the right.
I feel there's a bit you aren't telling us.


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Sarah - posted on 06/26/2015




I don't think your wrong. Why do you think he feels this way? Do your kids run like wild animals, have potty mouths or disrespect you? The only time I correct my nieces and nephews is when they are rude to me, my own kids or when I am in charge of them.
It is sad that your brother would sacrifice being part of your life over something like this!

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