Single Mom Troubles with my 3 year old and soon to be hubby help!!!!!

Anna - posted on 06/13/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I've been a single mom since my (now 3 1/2 year old) was born. I've lived with my parents and the have always supported me with everything. they are like second parent to my son. The problem is I feel like we have spoiled my son way too much. he misbehaves he throws tantrum and sometimes embarrass me in public. I started dating and will be getting married next summer. My fiance and my son get along very very well and he accepts my son and my son accept hi.m he is very patient with my son and tries to help me when stuff like this occurs. my concern is his family, they don't seem to be as accepting it as well as my fiance. they are always complaining and criticizing his behavior andsometimes a mean comment. My son doesn't understand but in the future he will and I'm afraid their cold comments may affect him are they just trying to help? Should I let them get used to each other ? I don't know what to do? Am i exaggerating or overreacting? should I just let them get after him for when he does misbehave? I am just trying to protect my son... am I helping him or still babying him?

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Michelle - posted on 06/15/2013

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I think you need to have a look at what he is actually doing. Yes, toddlers have tantrums but there is limit that is acceptable and normal. It can easily go beyond that and that's when it comes down to discipline. He needs to know what is acceptable behaviour and needs to have boundaries.

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