But stated that you HAD to do controlled crying, or you HAD to give them chocolate custard, or you HAD to give them a dummy (insert *anything* that you yourself are 'against' in parenting) - would you follow their wishes?
Just curious as there are often a lot of threads where people are concerned that grandparents will go ahead and do their own thing anyway despite knowing the parent's position on things. So I was wondering if we put ourselves in their shoes and it was our grown children who had supremely different parenting philosophies to us, how would we react? Would we think that 'we know best'?
For example, I am quite an 'old school' parent. I do CC, my kids had dummies, they were not picked up at the slightest whimper, ate junk sometimes etc. so I think if they grew up and followed a very attachment-based philosophy I would find it hard as a babysitter, but ultimately I would probably suck it up because the parents make the rules.
I was talking to the girls at work today and one said if her child told her to CC her grandchild while she was babysitting, or ask her to let the child eat custard or drink flavoured milk after lunch she wouldn't do it. Even if the parents supplied the food/routine etc. because she feels that CC is wrong, that children should have no junk until they are three and basically 'her house her rules'. It just got me thinking.......
So WWYD....... And let's assume that the child was not in danger, ate a varied diet at home etc etc.