Do you tell the father if the kids are misbehaving knowing that he'll get upset?

Jalisa - posted on 05/05/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My boyfriend sometimes can get carried away. never physical. He talks very loud and he hears one thing and run with it. basically we have different parenting skills.

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Sherri - posted on 05/05/2012

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Depends what it is. I really try and not ever hide anything from my husband, so if it is something minor probably not. If it is something about school or something that he as a parent should know about yup I do 100% of the time.

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Well, if his Daddy flies off the handle over silly things and threatens to beat the little boy for minor offences,it's no wonder the poor little kids cries at everything. He is probably frightened. I would suggest a parenting class for you and your boyfriend to take together and maybe a child psychologist to find out how to deal with your little boy's over-sensitivity. That may sound harsh, but you admitted you don't know what to do. I say "call in the professionals".

User - posted on 05/05/2012

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My policy is what happens in school stays in school. If the teacher has disciplined him for something, why should he be punished twice?

Being sensitive isn't a crime. It may be that his over-sensitivity is a reaction to stress. You don't say how old your son is. Has he only recently started school? Is he the same at home?

Jalisa - posted on 05/05/2012

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the thing is he cries for everything and we don't know how to handle it. we get calls from the teacher 2-3 times a week. he doesn't hurt anyone or break anything but he is getting worse

Sherri - posted on 05/05/2012

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For crying at school he got grounded? I guess I don't understand, he was upset. Is it wrong for his son to be sensitive and get upset? He didn't misbehave, hurt anyone, break anything etc.

Jalisa - posted on 05/05/2012

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most of the time it's minor. but thursday the school called me because my son was crying for 45mins due to him not getting a sticker. I told him dad and he just when off. he's saying that he's gonna get a beating when he come's home and i just felt horrible because my son is very sensitive and we both know that.by the time my boyfriend when to pick him up he did calm down and decided to take his games away instead

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