Jennifer - posted on 03/22/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
The thing is that, I am the kind of parents that is hard on my son because I want the best for him in other words I am sometimes a little harsh when it comes to discipline because when I was younger I had to take care of my niece who is now 22 and my nephew who is 17 right now.
Whenever my son has an tantrum, it is mostly with my parents and they find the easy way out by giving him candy when I have told my parents countless of times that my son can't eat a lot of candy (He starts twitching). Also my son behaves bad with them whenever he can but when it comes to me, he listens to me, he doesn't have much tantrums because he knows that I'll ignore them (Whenever I ignore it, it ends in less than 2 minutes next to my parents that goes for more than a hr and he ends up taking his pants and pee'n all around the house).
Yet whenever I appear in the picture (after my parents have made my son mad), I am the bad mother for been harsh with my son and sometimes ending things fast for him while they can't do any of that.
Also when they are taking care of him, they have an tendency of fighting right in front of him, smoking and drinking and I am TIRED of telling them to please do that somewhere the kid doesn't see them to the point that when my son knows they will fight, he goes to our room and turn on the TV and closes the door.
In six months I will be finally out of my parents house but I have talked with my husband about an important topic and that is; Should we let my parents take care of him? They already spoil him enough whenever we aren't watching but they hate to have him whenever he has an tantrum and also, they don't give him the GABA or DMG when they are suppose to and my mother wants me to stop giving him the Natural Vitamins even though they have noticed the big changes that my son has done (which are good).