Father-In Law issue with child safety

Jacquelyn - posted on 07/15/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter is 7 months old. I have been having issues with my father in law before I was pregnant with my daughter. He is very hurtful by saying rude things to everyone. He has hurt me by treating me as if I was nothing by ignoring me and not wanting to have anything to do with me. He has also hurt my husband. The way he tries to tell people he is mad is by doing hurtful actions such as ignoring, avoiding, hiding. His mood swings change as if he was bipolar. We have had several conversations with him telling him the things that are hurtful to us and things that we don't want him to do around our daughter. He has yet to listen. I am leaving on a trip with my husband and my in-laws are watching my daughter. I feel very uncomfortable leaving my daughter with him just because of his mood swings and the fact that he disrespects my husband and myself. My husband of course wants her to stay because that is his dad. My daughter's safety is number one to me.

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Jodi - posted on 07/15/2013

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How do you feel your daughter's safety might be in jeopardy? I haven't heard anything that indicates he might be of any physical safety concern to your child. Please note that you haven't indicated what he has been saying - sometimes things that are hurtful to you are a matter of perception and it may not be intentional, and may be open to interpretation, so I can't say whether what he is saying is an issue of safety, but given it isn't physical, I think you would be wrong to veto any contact with your child.

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