My mother in law and I have totally different parenting styles. I am a stay at home mom because with three children in my area for two before and after school and one toddler it would cost $1,100 a month to put them all in one daycare. I cant justify doing that and making maybe 1 or 2 hundred dollars over that all month it wouldnt really be worth it. Well, with my oldest daughter my mother in law seems to think that she knows everything about raising children, I know that she is older than me and wiser, but we have totally different parenting styles. She believes more in working two and three jobs and then spending money on my children instead of time and I believe in being a stay at home mom and supporting my children when they need help and being here when they get home. She doesnt give me any respect because I am a stay at home mom. But she doesnt understand how much it would cost for daycare and I dont have any other family here to take care of my kids so I can work. So therefore, when I ask her to watch them so I can take a break, she wont do it, but my neice who has a child the same age asks her she will break her neck to watch her son and my neice works full time but has someone that watches her son for free the entire week. My nine year old is torn between the two of us and our different styles of doing things and she doesnt understand why every time that I take her out that I cant buy her everything that she demands. Does this make any sense or am I rambling on about this? Basically my mother in law tries to get my nine year old turned against me and calls me lazy etc, so just wondering what to do..
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