I really need to rant!!! I am really fed up with my parents. Everything gives in to my 21mo toddler, now whenever we(husband and i) said "no" or "cannot" or anything that doesnt please him he will scream and cry for "ah ma" even when he is in the public. Whenever he cries, my mum("ah ma") or my dad will come and carry him away. We already told them firmly to stay away whenever we are teaching the child yet they picked up fight with us(with me actually in the presence of hubby) in front of the kid. As though my son has someone to support him. Just now son cried from his nightmare, was pacifying him then dad came in and took him away. TELLING MY SON NO WORRIES DON LISTEN, COVER YOUR EARS NO WORRIES GRANDPA IS HERE!!! I am seriously raging about this matter. Everything also gives in to him, at his age he knows who he can look for and who can shelter him. So how am i gonna teach him and make him listen to me!!!

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Tell your parents you need them to support your authority in disciplining your toddler. Toddlers are very smart. My Son is kind of similar to your Son... he knows grandparents are more lenient to him. But we managed to get our parents to listen to us/ respect us when we teach or discipline him. Not easy as my toddler will still run to them and whine and beg... whereas he doesn't do that to me. Honestly it's v hurtful when the toddler seems to prefer the grandparent. That's why I quit my job to be SAHM for now .. to spend more time with him...

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talk to ur parents. nicely. it's understandable that grandparents are always submissive to their grandkids. eventually he's ur kid and if all fails change a caretaker.

Have you tried discussing this with your husband? He should be the one leading this discussion along with you on dealing the parent.

Move out and stay?