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My Grandmother Doesn't Respect My Parenting Rules or Wishes: Advice?

My Grandmother Doesn’t Respect My Parenting Rules or Wishes: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her grandmother. She says her grandmother — her son’s great grandmother — refuses to respect her parenting rules. She cites a couple of examples, including a time she told her son he was not allowed to go in the pool at his great grandmother’s house, only to turn around and watch her grandmother let him go into the pool. She also says she has repeatedly asked her grandmother not to kiss her son on the face, but she frequently kisses him on the lips. This mom is fed up and is tempted to withhold her son until things change; is that wise?

8 Gender Reveals Gone Hilariously Wrong

8 Gender Reveals Gone Hilariously Wrong

Gender reveals are all the rage and an exciting way to find out whether you’re having a boy or a girl. Couples plan thoughtful – and sometimes elaborate – ways to find out the news, including popping balloons filled with pink or blue confetti, cutting into cakes filled with pink or blue buttercream, or staging gender reveal parties in their backyards. Most of the time, the plans work out great, but every once in awhile, things don’t go exactly according to plan, leading to hilarious, though very disappointing, gender reveals.

My Mother In Law Asks To Take My 6-Month-Old All The Time: Am I Wrong For Saying No?

My Mother-in-Law Treats My Newborn Like He’s Her Own Son, and It’s Hard for Me: Advice?

A first-time mom writes in looking for advice on how to deal with a situation concerning her mother-in-law. A first-time mom from our community asks: “I would love to get some advice about my mother-in-law. A little something to keep in mind, she lost her 30-year-old son- my husband’s brother, to suicide seven years ago. She and I haven’t had a great relationship, I am very independent, and as soon as her son and I got married, I felt like she wanted me as her daughter to do things with. We did a few things, but we just are totally different people; it was always awkward. I always feel like she resents me for this. We continued to have weekly dinners, the 3 of us until I was eight months or so pregnant. As soon as I had the baby, she constantly was asking when she can keep him at her house, which made me feel uncomfortable. I had nightmares of her stealing him. First-time mom here. I eventually returned back to work, and she watches him at her house two times a week. Fast forward to now, a year later, she keeps asking when he can stay the night …

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