How Does Your Parenting & Family Input Differ & Affect You? Allowed vs Not Allowed?
So we all have our own beliefs of how to raise our children. From what we feel is okay vs. not okay- beverages/foods we may or may not permit, language styles, languages spoken, toys we believe are okay vs not to play with, how much tv/computer exposure, jumping on furniture or playing with balls/running inside the house, playing outside supervised vs not supervised, having phones/tablets to play with at restaurants at the table.....the list can go on and on.
I've observed lately how it seems to be more common than not that Parents may Not Approve of something a Grand Parent/Family Member of prior generation may feel really isn't a big deal or Vice Versa. We all know most Grand Parents/Family want to offer your child fun and happiness and may do almost anything to have them smile. Some believe it is being "Spoiled" However; for some the Grand Parent/Family Members action/belief may be to keep from having to deal with any typical bad behavior, or for any other possible reasons.......
Regardless of the reason, when beliefs differ greatly the end result often times lead to frustration on one or both sides and may commonly be followed by a comparison on how someone may have been raised supporting their belief.
What are some moments you encountered with differing beliefs? Are they still an issue? Was it something you made aware of before it could ever happen or was it something you confronted when it did? Or do you say nothing at all and let it be? I'd love to hear your experience.
My sister and I are very crunchy and very natural minded... and that's typically where the disagreements come. My brother that doesn't get along with anybody thinks we are out to poison the world, while the other one just asks if anybody is sick, we tell them before we see them and let them make the choice.
My parents just kinda step back and let us figure it out unless one is bad mouthing the other in public (like facebook).