In laws

Shobha - posted on 04/05/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Is it wrong to not allow my MIL to babysit my children. From the beginning she, my FIL and SIL have always been controlling when it came to my firstborn in every aspect. Now our relationship is strained and they do not have a relationship with my boys and I cant help but feel guilty because I see my husband's face sometimes when our kids have such a good time with my parents. I've tried to mend things between them but they do not call, do not ask to visit, nor do they even buy anything for the kids like normal grandparents. Yet, I still can't help feel a little guilty so I was wondering is all of this my fault?

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Michelle - posted on 04/07/2013

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Without knowing every little detail I can't really comment too much.

I will say that it's sad when adults can't put aside their differences for the sake of the children because in the end it's the children that suffer. It's sad that your children don't really know their Father's side of the family though.

I'm not saying it's your fault or theirs, I'm just saying that there is possibly fault from both sides that has escalated into something that is hard to turn around.

Maybe your husband can talk to his family and ask them why they aren't acknowledging your children. Maybe even some mediation could help get everyones feelings out to be discussed with a 3rd party.

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