Originally Posted by littrella
My hubby is wonderul & supporting for both myself & our son, but has never been able to stand up to his father. In fact, I am the ONLY person that refuses to bow down & let him get his way. Unfortunatly, I have already had to put huge restrictions on time with grandparents because they refuse to respect our parenting choices. Untill my son gets his Christmas present, he has to ride western at home, because that's all I have. My son knows he doesnt like it & I respect that. I tell him all the time that he is a better rider than me, because I know I rely on my western saddle, he doesn't. Hubby also is good at bolstering our son's confidence. Told him that as good as he's getting, he's going to have to start giving Momma lessons.
It's very unfortunate that you have to put these restrictions. Even more unfortunate is that if Grandpa doesn't stop it then you'll probably have to restrict it even more. It's a tough situation that you're in- grandparents are a huge part of a child's life, but not having them in their lives is better than having them belittle your son. It's even worse since you're basically having to fight your husband's battles...