Skip to main content


My mother-in-law still wont look at me, talk to me, or be in the same room as me, its been almost 6 months since I told her she couldn't blame my son for being bullied (and explicitly she couldn't tell him it's his fault). Apparently she just wants an apology.

Parenting sucks,

ugh. What is it with in-laws especially...

Sympathies from a mom (and her partner) who have had many similar struggles trying to get parents to understand their neurodivergent kid and treat them with kindness instead of reinforcing the same old generational trauma.

@Erin the hard part is that it's his cousin bullying him and my wife and sister in law are super close, making it very hard to avoid.

I'm just mostly so upset how much non-parents think they are entitled to parent kids. And I know my mom is super bad about it to, we just have way more experience fighting with each other.

And yeah, trying to be better parents than your parents is the eternal struggle ain't it.

@Erin
ugh. Cousin teasing is the worst :blobugh: good luck. With all of it. :flan_luck:
@Erin thanks and good luck with your own parenting! I know it's not easy, but I hope you find it as rewarding as I do!
@Erin