Date: December 29, 2011 09:24PM
Do NOT send that letter!
You can keep it in your files, because it states your position very well.
Take charge! You are giving your family too much power over you, by explaining and making excuses.
You have the power!
--You know you are right.
--You know your family will twist things around to be whatever they want it to be. Yes, in my opinion, Mormon families are notorious for doing this. Apostates, inactives, and non-Mormons are ALWAYS the bad guys, and the Mormons are the good guys.
--These relatives are definitely toxic to your 7-year-old.
--It is your responsibility as a parent to protect your child from toxic people and toxic situations!
Just TAKE ACTION, without any explanations whatsoever. Make your own private boundaries and stick with them. I have a pedophile in my family, so I know what I'm talking about.
No more "under the blanket" games. That is so Michael Jackson!
You need to be in the same room as your child, at all times. You will probably have a better time playing with the kids, than visiting with thee TBM idiots, anyway.
Leave early, and never, ever, ever, allow any sleepovers! My little girl was molested by a high school senior at a ward campout. She woke up and screamed, and his hands were all over her body, under her sleeping bag. There were witnesses, but because the molester was the bishop's son, the kids were threatened to never tell about it.
You can make your decisions very business-like, if you want. If your relatives ask you WHY your child can't play alone with their child, just say, "It's not my policy." I think this should be a parent's policy everywhere, with everyone. If your family chooses to be offended by your rules, they can shove it. Stay strong!
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/29/2011 09:40PM by forestpal.