Parenting Style Causes Rift With Mother - AITA?

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Parenting is not an easy task, especially when you have a different approach than those around you. A 23-year-old mother is facing this dilemma as her mother hates her parenting style, resulting in a family problem. She does not punish her kids and gives them full control over their own bodies.

Her mother thinks that her grandchildren will never learn boundaries and will grow up to be 'snowflakes'. This has resulted in the mother calling her neglectful. The mother thinks that her kids will like her more if she just left them alone.

She thinks that her mother is trying to change the way she parents, while her mother thinks that the mother is driving a force between her kids and her. Find out who is right and who is wrong in this family feud.

Ignoring bad behavior: controversial, but effective parenting strategy 👍

wubaiaoa | wubaiaoa

Empowering kids to make their own choices about their body 💪

wubaiaoa | wubaiaoa

Breaking gender norms at a family wedding 👏

wubaiaoa | wubaiaoa

Bridal party attire drama - son in a dress win?

wubaiaoa | wubaiaoa

Navigating grandma's outdated parenting style without hurting feelings 🤓

wubaiaoa | wubaiaoa

Respect your grandkids' boundaries and they'll warm up to you

wubaiaoa | wubaiaoa

Grandma criticizes parenting style, predicts bad future for grandkids. 😒

wubaiaoa | wubaiaoa

Navigating parenting differences with family - AITA?

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Overwhelmed OP responds to comments on parenting style dispute. 💬

wubaiaoa | wubaiaoa

Redditor receives praise for parenting style and considers adoption ❤️

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Parenting advice: Trust your gut, apologize for mistakes 👍

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Parent defends parenting style against online criticism with sass 👋

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Disciplining kids with negative punishment and positive rewards explained 🧒👦

wubaiaoa | wubaiaoa

Explaining discipline to kids - effective or too harsh? 🤔

wubaiaoa | wubaiaoa

Compromise reached on daughter's attire for wedding - AITA?

wubaiaoa | wubaiaoa

Grandma comes around to granddaughter wearing a suit to wedding ❤️

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Grandma vs. Mom: Dress code drama 👗

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Setting boundaries with family - a necessary conversation 🔑

wubaiaoa | wubaiaoa

Mother hates my parenting style - Am I the a**hole? 🤔

A mother shares her parenting style where she ignores bad behavior and rewards good behavior. She also gives her children control over their bodies, allowing them to decide on their appearance and whether they want to be touched or not.

Her mother hates this and the recent incident at her sister's wedding where her daughter wore a suit and her son wore a dress has caused a rift between them. Her mother claims that her grandchildren will never learn boundaries and will become badly behaved. The mother thinks her own parenting style is perfectly fine and her children are well-adjusted and behaved.

She is now wondering if she's in the wrong for driving a force between her kids and her mother. Read on for more details and comments from readers about the situation.

Parenting choices debated - To punish or not to punish?

GlaxenFlux | GlaxenFlux

Parenting style criticized for ignoring consequences and stealing wedding attention.

Tinkerrific | Tinkerrific

Progressive parenting praised, traditionalist mom not happy 🤷‍♀️

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Debate on parenting style and praise-driven behavior - 🤔

Tripindipular | Tripindipular

Teaching kids to blindly accept orders for future jobs? 🤔

Tarantulette | Tarantulette

Parenting style sparks debate - Love and Logic philosophy explained 👨🏻‍🎤

Dangerous_Couple_532 | Dangerous_Couple_532

Gender norms divide mother and child - ESH

Feroc | Feroc

Comment section predicts parenting style will raise entitled kids. 💩

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Commenter receives negative feedback for disregarding formal event etiquette.

BananaDogDude | BananaDogDude

Debate on parenting style sparks for authoritative vs authoritarian style 🤔

miastauffer | miastauffer

Is ignoring bad behavior in kids setting them up for failure? 😕

ChannelingChange | ChannelingChange

Commenter calls out traditional gender roles - NTA

ingstad | ingstad

Commenter calls out parent for 'setting kids on path to be a**holes'

Acalson | Acalson

Celebrating individuality and rejecting stereotypes - NTA 🙌

riano25 | riano25

Wedding attire controversy - YTA receives judgement

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Parenting style criticism sparks heated judgment 🔥

ImFinePleaseThanks | ImFinePleaseThanks

Encouraging independence in parenting pays off! 🙌

Aromatic-Ice-968 | Aromatic-Ice-968

Let mom take them shopping and buy what they want 🛍️

NVCricket97 | NVCricket97

Commenter gets called out for lazy parenting, Yikes 😬

BlizzCo | BlizzCo

Commenter calls out lazy and obnoxious parenting style 😒

Nomanodyssey | Nomanodyssey

Commenter argues YTA for causing psychological distress to children.

throwaway47473831 | throwaway47473831

Navigating a rift with mother's pushiness; NTA with unwanted advice.

DOOMCarrie | DOOMCarrie

User called out for being condescending towards mother 🤨

PasDeTout | PasDeTout

Standing up for your children and yourself - NTA 👏

Kindly_Narwhal9251 | Kindly_Narwhal9251

Teaching societal expectations to kids - YTA or NAH?

youm3ddlingkids | youm3ddlingkids

Raising kids with no punishment - ESH. Setting them up for failure.

ArtPresence | ArtPresence

Finding balance in parenting: YTA comment warns of potential consequences.

RadSpatula | RadSpatula

Commenter suggests working through issues with mother for better family interactions

commonhillmyna | commonhillmyna

Family shopping trip leads to wedding outfit controversy. 🤔

mattinva | mattinva

🤥 Accusation of lying - YTA for making up fake story

Chillidogs9 | Chillidogs9

Respectful parenting debate with no clear right or wrong side 🤔

Delicious_Lobster468 | Delicious_Lobster468

Wedding entitlement sparks YTA verdict from commenters. 💍

SmileCentral | SmileCentral

Parent accused of lying about son wearing dress to wedding - YTA

SurfingDumbledore | SurfingDumbledore

Setting boundaries important for kids' future success - ESH.

TepidBrush | TepidBrush

Parenting without punishment: curious commenter asks about consequences 🤔

Dani_B1 | Dani_B1

Giving kids body autonomy is important, but with limits. NTA.

Stickbow0 | Stickbow0

Ignoring bad behavior in kids - YTA parenting style.

bug_feet | bug_feet

Commenter criticizes parenting style - Judgmental or justified? 🤔

Troll_of_Jom | Troll_of_Jom

Curious about location? Let's see where this conflict lies 🤔

Kkash084 | Kkash084

Giving away clothes to charity and taking young kids to a wedding - YTA or NAH?

AdSuperb8873 | AdSuperb8873

Commenter doubts authenticity of post with disbelief 😳

nylajx | nylajx

Mother and child clash at wedding over gender fluid clothing 🤔

awkwardly_competent | awkwardly_competent

Raising independent kids - NTA's German-style parenting approach 🧒👩‍👧‍👦

Pferdmagaepfel | Pferdmagaepfel

Debating authenticity of story, no judgement passed 🤔

Doogiesham | Doogiesham

Respecting a wedding dress code - NTA's consideration for others.

Lizziloo87 | Lizziloo87

Curious about father's opinion on parenting style - INFO requested 🤔

Newatinvesting | Newatinvesting

Young parent receives advice on parenting style - NAH 👍

Antelope4U | Antelope4U

Teaching bodily autonomy is important, but YTA for not teaching consequences.

Bakkie | Bakkie