Elizabeth - posted on 10/13/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )
My mother in law has recently moved in with us and is now sharing the same room with my 3 year old child. Since the move my daughter acts like she did when she was 2. She whines about what's for dinner, even refusing to eat. She has taken to hitting, biting, and just out right meanness to get what she wants. she will even throw toys or whatever is near by to get her way. My husband and I have taken to punishing her bad behavior in hopes that it will stop but it really doesn't stop since she is back at the next day.
My mother in law is no help with the punishing department. She lets my daughter get away with murder and I could be in the next room so don't see everything that's going down. I have tried speaking my in law about this but she lives in her own world and makes excuses of "I'm sick" or "I am tired and don't feel well" to avoid helping with my daughter. I don't expect her to raise her but since she lives with us I do expect her to punish my child for her bad behavior. We had the talk and my mother in law knows this.
So my question is what can I do to prevent my daughter from acting out and listening to me and my husband more?