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frankiebuns Tue 28-Jul-15 08:56:13

Bit f a rant I have 2 kids ds 5 and dd 1 and hubby away a lot I spend time round my mum's as my ds has asd and is a nightmare to look after on your own. But lately I'm getting it in the neck for my parenting skills. My mum was a smother mother and still looks after my 35 yo brother like he was 6 me I'm laid back take it my stride a less contact mum as my mum calls it. If the kids are happy playing I will get on with jobs etc whilst keeping an eye on them but apparent this is wrong I should be with them constantly and do my jobs when they have gone to bed?! All my hubby came home with a cold and now daughter has it appears I have to shield the kids from all known germs and sterilise everything. I'm getting told that I'm useless and then when I get angry and say you have them then if I'm so rubbish she says no your ok arghhh

cosmicglittergirl Tue 28-Jul-15 11:05:52

Her way sounds very unrelaxing! (Not to mention boring, who wants to hover over kids all day) I'm pretty sure kids like space too, ignore her- if you can.

frankiebuns Tue 28-Jul-15 21:17:06

I try but seriously brings me down 24/7

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