A mother finds herself in a tough spot when her teen daughter wants to attend a school dance on the same night that her severely autistic brother needs to be babysat. With no other options available, the mother asks her daughter to make a small sacrifice for the family and stay home to take care of her brother. But when the daughter refuses and becomes upset, the mother questions if she's in the wrong. What do you think? Is the mother being unreasonable, or is the daughter being selfish? Join the discussion on this AITA post.
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A mom is facing backlash after telling her daughter she can't attend a Halloween dance to babysit her severely autistic brother while the family goes on an overnight trip. The daughter, Bindi, was upset and expressed frustration that her sister Ava couldn't help with babysitting due to her recent surgery. Despite the backlash, the mom stands by her decision and hopes to make it up to Bindi in the future.
This situation raises questions about the challenges of caregiving for special needs children and the sacrifices that come with it. In the comments section, many are debating whether the mom was in the wrong for expecting Bindi to sacrifice her plans for family needs or if Bindi needs to learn the importance of being there for her brother. What do you think? Share your thoughts below.
OP wants daughter to sacrifice high school dance for her trip. YTA
Leaving a 17-year-old alone with a nonverbal 9-year-old? YTA 🤦♀️
Parents are responsible for their children, not their siblings. YTA 👎
Teen misses out on only high school dance, YTA mom prioritizes fun.
Mom assumes daughter can cancel planned event to babysit, commenters say YTA 💃👎
Mom leaves daughter with no emergency backup to babysit, YTA 🤦♀️
Mother prioritizing her trip over daughter's dance. YTA indeed. 😠
OP is the parent, not her daughter. YTA. 😱
Hiring a trained caregiver for Fritz is necessary. YTA.
Teen shouldn't sacrifice her time for brother's disability, YTA 👎
Babysitting responsibilities may fall unfairly on Bindi 🧐
Don't make your kids miss out on opportunities, plan ahead 👍
Mom guilts daughter into giving up senior dance for sister's weekend 🎉
Leaving a special needs child with a teen overnight? YTA 💩
Mom gets called out for forcing daughter to be a caregiver 😒
Curious about the purpose of the overnight trip 🤔
Empathy over convenience: Parenting 101 🤝
Parentification at its worst. Let your daughter be a teen 😔
Commenter calls out parent for not taking responsibility. YTA 👎
Commenter empathizes but says it's not child's responsibility. 💁♀️
Commenter calls out parentification, deems OP the a**hole 👎
Leaving disabled child for unnecessary trip? YTA, find alternatives! 🤨
Mom prioritizes trip over daughter's school dance and brother's surgery. YTA.
Teenager forced to babysit, commenters say YTA. 👶🏻🤓
Mom criticized for not letting teen socialize, burdening with caregiving 🤔
Commenter calls out parent for putting responsibility on teen sibling. 😒
Commenter calls out parent's priorities, defending teen's needs 🤔
Commenter calls out mother for not getting proper care for son. 💡
Let her be a kid while she can 🙏
User suggests hiring a nurse instead of burdening daughter. 💡
Daughter wants to go to dance but mom needs her to babysit autistic brother. Commenter calls out mom for not valuing daughter's fleeting youth. YTA 😓
Mom prioritizes social event over daughter's mental health and future.
Teen frustrated with babysitting autistic sibling instead of going to dance 💃
Teen feels unconsidered, mom should make it up to her 💔
Mom prioritizes her trip over daughter's event, forces babysitting responsibility. YTA 😤
Mom prioritizes trip over daughter's dance and Ava's surgery. YTA 😠
Commenter calls out parent for neglecting 14-year-old's surgery needs. YTA.
Parent prioritizes trip over teen's missed dance, YTA comment.
Teen misses out due to poor planning and sibling care.
Commenter calls out parent for making teen babysit autistic brother 😕
Parent prioritizes autistic child over teenager, sparks YTA backlash 😡
Teen can't attend dance due to babysitting, commenter disagrees. 💃
Commenter disagrees with mom's decision to prioritize trip over daughter's dance.