Krystal - posted on 05/16/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )
My boyfriend and i have veen together for awhile now and have recently moved in together. I have a 5yr old son who has never really been much for listening to me, but has really been giving my boyfriend a run for his money.
Tonight my boyfriend broke my heart by stating he was going to "put the fear of god" into my child and that this was the only way to "get his respect" (placing fear by yelling at him, not in a violent/abusive way). I did not allow him to do so which led to a big mess between us. I do not believe a child should be scared into respecting anyone and i need your help.
I am seeking advice on ways to get my child to listen and respect us. I am devastated my boyfriend thinks this is the only alternative and i hope for answers i can show him that'll be more effective because the "fear of god" is not an option, i can not allow that.