mothers who let their children sleep with them every night
We have come into an issue with the childrens mother about where the children sleep when they are at their house. My husband and I have no problem with the children sleeping in their own rooms when they are at our house. The children sleep with their mother every night when they are there. The kids are 11 and 7. We have started to notice that when the 7 yr old is with us he behaves as any normal 7 year old, but when his mother comes around, he retreats back to behavior of a toddler. It has started to really become a problem in public places. We have tried to address her in making him start to sleep on his own and start to act his own age. She insists that there is nothing wrong and that her "baby" just wants to be with her so she is not alone at night, since daddy isnt there anymore. How do address this with her and my step son before his behavior gets out of control! HELP!
(mom on the sidelines)