Parenting Counseling

Carrie - posted on 03/12/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My husband and I are having difficulties agreeing on things when it come to the kids. For instance, when at the dinner table at my parent's house last night, my 5 year old was finished and started climbing on my husband's chair. The rest of us were still eating. I asked her to get down and to sit on her bottom but my husband kept playing with her so I asked again. Then my sister and my husband said I need to stop being so controlling and that she is a kid and that she is fine, we are not in a restaurant, etc.

I am trying to teach my girls manners and to sit down at the table. I am finding it hard for us to agree on certain ways to handle the kids. He thinks, they are just kids, not little adults like you are trying to make them be. I am trying to have boundaries and rules. I was thinking of trying to find a parenting counselor. Any one have any advise on this topic?

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Christina - posted on 03/12/2012

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thats when i usually get mad and tell them all to kiss it. they have no clue what i deal with when my son distroys everything he gets. its not even 3 months from xmas and he has 1 toy left that has not been distroyed but it is missing pieces.

Carrie - posted on 03/12/2012

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I hear you on the family thing. My sister does this as well and the family says I am too hard on the kids at times, that I need to lighten up and let them be kids..

Christina - posted on 03/12/2012

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i feel you on this situation. the difference with mine is my family thinks im to hard on my kids cuz i dont let them play with some of my nephews toys when we go to her house. my adhd son is very distructive. i cant afford to replace the toys she buys my nephew. hes an only child and they make alot more money then i do. i just cant afford my kids to be kids in her house. me and my fiance fell that as long as they do what we ask of them thats all that should matter. its not like anyone gets my kids but us so why should i have to explain myself to my family. i want my kids to have manners too so i do understand completly

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