my 29 year old is disrecpful

Elizabeth - posted on 09/07/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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every time my daugther goes in vacation she fly me to atlanta to help with her kids but, we never get alone
with me because sometimes i give my opinion about how treat her 2 year old seems to me like she want me to help but im nothing to her just a nanny it make me sad because i love her very much and i love her kids
but im feed up she is boosy and yeld at me for no reason

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/09/2013

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Sounds to me like you may be a bit overbearing in your "advice" about her parenting. Unless she's abusive or neglectful, you don't have any say in how she parents. All she's asking you is to spend time with your grandkids. She's not asking you to raise them. If you feel that she's taking advantage of you, it's well within your rights to say no when she calls asking if you'll watch the kids, but please explain to her why you decided that.

And if you're deciding that based on the fact that she doesn't like to hear your opinion...pretty shallow, imho... If my mom decided she didn't want to see my kids because I didn't agree with her opinion all of the time, I'd have to tell my kids that their grandmother was a thin skinned woman who always wants her own way. LOL...which is why my mom and I live in separate towns. She sees my kids when she wants, I don't put pressure on her, and in return, she has no place to tell me how to parent, or how I'm "making mistakes"...LOLOL In other words, we agree to disagree sometimes.

Don't get me wrong, I love my mother with all of my heart, but she doesn't understand my parenting choices. And, while I understand why she made the choices that she did raising us, I don't have to always agree with her choices and methods.

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Jodi - posted on 09/10/2013

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I must admit, I'd be pissed if my mother decided to give parenting advice because she didn't agree with how I was parenting. Sorry, she had her turn. Now it is mine.

You had your turn......

Dove - posted on 09/07/2013

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If you are telling her how to parent her 2 year old... what do you expect? If you don't want to help out... don't, but unless she is endangering her children, her parenting is her business.

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