A mother is questioning if she is the a**hole after choosing to spend Christmas at home instead of in the hospital with her daughter who ate trigger foods despite being warned not to. The daughter has a sensitive stomach and certain foods make her throw up, but she refuses to cut them out of her diet, causing her to end up in the hospital frequently. On Christmas, the mother had warned her daughter not to eat certain foods, but the daughter chose to anyways, leading to a hospital stay. The mother kept in touch with her daughter but chose not to visit her in the hospital, causing family members to call her cruel and heartless. Was the mother wrong for choosing to spend Christmas at home instead of in the hospital with her daughter? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Mother Faces Backlash for Not Spending Christmas in Hospital with Daughter
Dealing with a daughter's sensitive stomach during holidays 🤢
Struggling to identify trigger foods for daughter's illness 😔
Struggle with unhealthy food leads to hospital visits 🏥
Mother struggles to keep daughter's food allergies in check 🍕🚫
Dealing with a daughter's food triggers during Christmas dinner 🍽️
When indulging in trigger foods goes wrong 🤢
Mother faces criticism for not spending Christmas in hospital with daughter
Facing family backlash for not spending Christmas in hospital 🏥
Mother criticized for not spending Christmas in hospital with daughter 🏥🎄
A mother has faced backlash after choosing to spend Christmas at home instead of in the hospital with her daughter, who was admitted due to a stomach illness triggered by certain foods. The daughter's condition has been a source of stress for the family as she refuses to cut out trigger foods, which led to hospitalizations in the past. On Christmas eve, despite a variety of non-trigger foods available, the daughter chose to indulge in her favorites, leading to a hospitalization that lasted for a few days. The mother chose to stay at home with the rest of the family and keep in touch with her daughter through calls and texts. However, this decision was met with criticism from most of the family members, causing the mother to seek advice on AITA subreddit. What do you think? Was the mother justified in prioritizing her own well-being and spending time with the rest of the family, or should she have put her daughter's needs above all else during the holidays? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
NTA. Commenters agree the 16-year-old needs to take responsibility for her health.
Commenters suggest therapy for teenage daughter's self-destructive behavior.
Possibility of underlying psychological issues causing daughter's behavior.
Teen's disregard for health concerns raises questions about long-term plan 🤔
Commenters suggest seeking professional help for daughter's disordered eating.
16 is old enough to understand not to eat dangerous food 🍴
Possible underlying medical conditions and need for professional help.
Both sides need therapy. 🤝
Daughter's lack of restraint causes family strain, NTA verdict.
A mother's tough choice: facing backlash for not spending Christmas in hospital
Against the flow: NTA for tough love wake-up call ⏰
Daughter's eating habits raise red flags, need for therapy evident 🚩
Commenter highlights need for specialized medical care for hospitalized daughter. 💊
Commenter suggests therapy for sick child in hospital, empathizes with situation 💔
Mother criticized for not supporting daughter with eating disorder ❤️
Mother criticized for not spending Christmas in hospital with daughter
Encouraging therapy for self-harm behavior is important 👍
Concerned commenters advise getting therapy and setting dietary restrictions.
Mother criticized for not being there for daughter in hospital.
Parental neglect? YTA. Daughter needs help with eating disorder.
Heartbreaking comment on lack of parental support for self-harming daughter 💔
Mother criticized for not taking responsibility for daughter's health. 💔
Parental responsibility for daughter's mental health - seek professional help 🧐
Suggestion for seeking counseling for daughter's mental health 🤔
Curiosity over hospitalization reasons sparks discussion on necessary length of stay.
Commenter defends mother's decision not to spend Christmas in hospital.
Commenter blames parent for not fighting harder for child's health 🤔
A comment urging a mother to support her daughter's medical needs ❤️
Daughter's eating disorder requires therapy, but ESH in situation 🍴
A mental health worker shares a different perspective on the teenager's condition 🧐
Curious about the cost of frequent hospital visits? 🤔
Commenter urges mother to prioritize daughter's therapy for eating disorder 💔
Commenter suggests more support needed for teenager's health decisions. 🤔
Parent criticized for not seeking help for daughter's eating disorder 🤔
Encouraging seeking help for possible eating disorder ❤️
Commenter suggests undiagnosed medical issue for severe vomiting episodes 💊
Parenting isn't coddling, NTA for setting boundaries 🙌
Being a patient at a hospital can be dangerous. YTA.
Mother not at hospital on Christmas, judged NTA by commenters.
Mother criticized for not enabling daughter's unhealthy behavior 💔
Misdiagnosis can lead to years of chasing trigger foods 😞. Consider rare diseases like Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome 🤔.
Teaching her daughter an important lesson 🎓💡
Balancing self-care and parental responsibility amidst child's illness 🧑🎓
Setting boundaries with a sick child at Christmas 🎄
Mother blamed for not spending Christmas with sick daughter.