This may be long so i apologise in advance.
My mother in law (mid to late 50's) always takes DD (almost 7) to swimming lessons and most of the time to gymnastics. About 6-8 weeks ago she was dropping DD at gym when an elderly lady fell down the steps at the Ymca. DD was concerned as normal people are. The following week after gym DD, DS and their cousin were playing frisbee in the park with MIL when she tripped and fell. She took skin off her face but luckily did not sustain any other injuries.
Since then DD has refused to go with MIL at all. I have been taking her since and have tried being calm and understanding, tried being angry and nothing is working.
Tonight i took her to swimming as she again refused to go with MIL. I wouldnt let her in the pool until the lesson started and made her get straight out as soon as it finished. She was hoping to play with a friend who was there. I also said that she isnt going home with her friend tomorrow or going to gym tomorrow night.
What would you do? MIL loves spending the time with her but she wont have a bar of it anymore.