Wendi - posted on 09/23/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )
I have a large family and they take the "village" approach to child raising. They all feel like they should fuss at every child for every thing. It almost becomes a competition as to who is the best at getting the children to listen. I don't feel like my kids need to be yelled at five time for everything they do. Most of the time it's little stuff. I don't want to be hateful, but I've tried being nice about it and gotten nowhere. I'm glad my family loves my kids and that we are so close, but I'm not sure what to do now.