handling difficlut family members who dont agree with my parenting skills?

Amber - posted on 08/28/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have a couple of family members, (one not by blood), who have a problem with my parenting skills, and have made it about my daughter. They babysit the other nieces and nephews, but not my kids. They have ignored them because of issues that we, as adults were trying to handle! When I went to talk to them about it, it ended up in a huge fight, and we cut "all ties"! That is not what I want to do at all, but I am not willing to change my life style to meet their expectations! What do I do, what is my next step.....this has affected my daughter huge-ly! My daughter is 5 1/2 , and has gone through alot in those few years! Unfortuanatly her father has never been a part of her life, she has just recently been diagnosed with JRA (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) which she has had for over 2 1/2 years and no doctor could figure out what is was! Actually when we finally got her to a specialist they didn't know and she had to have a biopsy!

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Stevie - posted on 08/28/2009

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haha well i kind of have the same issue with my husbands mother i dont agree with her lol idk how she feels about how i take care of my son but i have huge issues with the things she wants to get my son and what she does with him honestly ive never felt comfortable with leaving my son there when we do go and see her and i just tell her what i want done and how i want it done and i simply dont listen to her maybe you should try to talk it out again with them and say look my daughter is healthy and happy and good or well behiaved i must be doing something right we will probably always disagree on things but we need to come to a compromise or something...im not really sure how i would handle it if my father didnt like how i raised my son me and my mom dont talk anymore havent since right before i found out i was pregnant with my son but i would probably honestly chew her out and simply tell her this is the way i want my son {child} raised and thats how its just going to be

Dawn - posted on 08/28/2009

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i would go on and life your life and not bother with foolishness.... For what your saying i dont think that your daughter needs anymore stress in her life!

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