I live next door to my inlaws. They adore my children but MIL is very old school in terms of discipline. It is important to me to stay on good terms with MIL as we are neighbors and I do care for her a lot, but I don't like her constant reprimanding and controlling of my DD. She's a very orderly lady and likes to run a tight ship and she can be very passive aggressive and pious. She believes a child should "mind" her elders and can be quite militant (nothing physical, no yelling, just super strict) DD adores her....and it is mutual, MIL loves her dearly....She raised 6 boys basically alone and thinks she knows everything about parenting...i think the only way she could keep control was by becoming super strict. How can I tactfully ask her to lay off dd? TIA!
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1/6/10 at 8:52pm