Young mother?

Peggy - posted on 07/10/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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What can I do when my 19 year old don't take responsibility of her own child who is 3 years old? She seems to want her to hold over peoples head to get what she wants than it is like she don't exist. I am at end of rope with it. She puts herself first, than her daughter.

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Peggy - posted on 07/10/2012

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I have been trying tough love and she throws back at me that she will give her daughter away and I will never see my granddaughter again. I have asked for help with getting custody but I am told without a lawyer I can not do it. Part of me would like to just take her and smack her but that would prove to be pointless.
She talks to and treats her daughter as though she was her age and not as a 3 year old. I am afraid once she goes to school she will talk the way she has been talked to and treated and than she will be gone. I love my granddaughter so much. I get her on a schedule and than her mother won't stick with it. She has her on her schedule where she is up all night and sleep all day. But than when she wants to put her to bed early so she can do what she wants, she is so mean and nasty to her. I know she has to learn from her mistakes, but she don't need to take it out on the little one.

Dove - posted on 07/10/2012

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If her neglect of her child is serious enough you could try to file for custody of your granddaughter. I don't know what else to advise. Tough love would seem like a good answer on one hand, but on the other.. I'm sure you don't want your granddaughter to suffer.

I'm sorry that I don't have any better input.

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