Slacker and Steve - OPP: Daughter is a Bad Mom (Audio)

August 3, 2016

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Today’s OPP is from Linda and she needs your help! Here’s what she said-



I recently retired and moved in with my daughter and her 2 children. She is a single mom so I thought she could probably use the help with the kids and around the house. She frequently has outbursts and gets upset about every little thing. She gets angry the house isn't clean (even after I've done 2 loads of laundry, the dishes, and vacuumed). She is always yelling at the kids and it really bothers me. She almost never talks to them unless it's to yell at them for something. The kids have always had behavior issues and it's become very clear to me why. Her outbursts remind me of the way her father used to act and that's why I left and got her away from him. I don't want this cycle to continue with my grandchildren. Should I sit her down and tell her that she is not being a very good mom and she needs to work on the way she interacts with her kids? I'm worried it will cause more tension in the house, but I also worry for my grand kids' future. What should I do? –Linda


What advice do you have for Linda?

Slacker and Steve - OPP: Daughter is a Bad Mom 8/3

Linda recently moved in with her daughter and her two children. After observing their home life, she is concerned about her daughter's parenting and its affect on her children. Her daughter is quick tempered and constantly yelling. Linda wants to inform her daughter that she needs to be better mother. How can she do this without creating more tension?