Janet - posted on 01/01/2016 ( no moms have responded yet )
Hi, I am not a mom, but I have a mom's heart! I live in Orlando have a 6 year old nephew that I adore, and I am trying to help him with some issues that I recently noticed. My sister in law is a overwhelmed mom with 2 jobs and all household work, with little support from my brother at home. He has a small business that is not doing well (always had ups and downs) and he is very aloof with her and not very helpful around the house. I just realized that she lately is coping with the stress by drinking. She is been drinking too much wine, and is getting disconnected emotionally from my brother as well as the kids. I am afraid that things can get out of hand...Communication is not a strong point in my family, if i try to say something they shut me off! I want help for the sake of the kids, they have a 15 and 6 years old. The 15 stays on the computer playing games for too long. The 6 stays in school for long hours and is not much supervised when is at home. The 6 years old is very handsome, intelligent and sensitive, one day he asked me "Auntie why don't you raise me?" It broke my heart! I know that he love his parents. I want help him by helping his family but I want to use the right approach...I don't know how to start! Some ideas? I try do see them twice week, right now, but want to do more!