Who should be followed?

Philippines
November 11, 2010 11:00pm CST
I have observed that often times grandparents interfere with the discipline of their children towards their grand children. Have you ever experience being in doubt of your decision because of your parents deciding over your children? What do you do if your parents come in the way? I can't imagine. It would be disaster for me! How about you?
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@ellyza (29)
• Philippines
13 Nov 10
My children stays in my parent house because I am away, I do visit them every weekend. I considered my parent as disciplinarian but every time I am home they never interfere the way I want or my way I discipline my kids. They only tell me the wrong doing so that I can correct them. But at times that I'm not around they have and take their responsibility to discipline them.
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• Philippines
13 Nov 10
Good for you! A little respect would bring harmony at home. That is very ideal for parents to do. I am glad there are parents who are like yours. For many of you working away from home, leaving your children to your parents', it is just right to let you do your part when you're home. Some grandparents are just over reacting. When you are away, they can do as they wish. When you're around, they must respesct what you wish to do for the good of your children. Thank you for sharing!
• Philippines
12 Nov 10
Even though they are our children, there are times that we have to listen to others advices and disciplinary action like from our parents. But we knew our children better so if we think that it is applicable to our children then go let it be.
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• Philippines
12 Nov 10
When it's done in a right way pal. How would you feel when you're scolding your child and your mom is also scolding you for scolding her grandchild?
• Philippines
12 Nov 10
TO me, I can listen to advice on how to discipline my children but you should be the decision maker and the hands on disciplinarian to your kids.
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• Philippines
12 Nov 10
We can listen to advise. All of us may do. But if we sees that our children disrespect us in such a way that they obey our parents more, that wouldn't be nice pal! Thanks!
@sanjay91422 (2728)
• India
12 Nov 10
hello, First of all the grand parents are the eldest in your family So give more focus on what they say. Eveything gets solved with mutual understanding. Definitely all have to take care of each other's emotions thats what a family is for. thanks.
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• Philippines
12 Nov 10
There must be things like that. But of course parents are mostly stubborn believing that they know better. The problem sometimes is that they don't know where they should place themselves between their children and their grnadchildren. It would be nice if they would just stand at beside their children to help mold their grandchildren. Thanks!
@natnickeep (2340)
• United States
12 Nov 10
You have to stand your ground here. My mom just moved in with us due to a bad situation. My girls are 10 and 5 yrs old. I had to tell her a few times, look I got it. And now I just have to give her a look and she backs off. She knows I am the parent. Now if I was living in her home with her it might be harder to say not to discipline them. I would have to be more respectful in her house, but I would still tell her it's my job.
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• Philippines
12 Nov 10
Yeah, right. Sometimes, the would want to make suggestions without knowing they already over doing it. Thanks!