Olivia - posted on 02/01/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
Whenever my Mom comes to visit, my kids end up being little terrors. Then after she leaves, there behaviour takes another 2 weeks for me to adjust. Even though I've asked my Mom to leave the disciplining to me and my husband, whenever there seems to be an upset with one of the kids, she "goes to their rescue". Such as when I give a time out to one of my kids, which is as many minutes as they are old, she'll say to me infront of them, "Oh, isn't that too long?" or, "it really wasn't his fault". Any suggestions besides giving my mother a "time-out"? Note: when she comes to stay it is usually around a week. The last time was almost two weeks. Seems to just keep getting longer.
Another problem, she's been inquisitive at his school when she has dropped him off or picked him up, when she has been visiting. Asking questions to the principal and teachers. Any suggestions for that one as well, besides saying, "This is none of your GD business!"?