When it comes to engaging with others, boundaries are essential; failing to uphold them frequently leads to awkward situations that everyone would want to avoid.
Some parents make it a point to instill in their kids the value of limits and the importance of never letting someone treat them disrespectfully or convince them that they are unworthy of respect.
From an early age, children need to learn that people will want to constantly challenge their tolerance by criticizing various elements of their lives. Any attempt at such behavior needs to be halted immediately; failing to do so will simply invite additional abuse and bullying from those who prey on the vulnerable.
Using the pseudonym u/thr000wawaaay_, a Redditor posted on the r/AmItheA**hole subReddit about how she didn’t force her son to apologize for disrespecting her mother-in-law. Because of her MIL’s persistent harassment of her son, the user’s son became irritable. The user’s post received many diverse responses from the r/AmItheA**hole group. To view the entire Reddit post, scroll down. After that, scroll a bit further to view the original post’s comments.
Here is the original message posted by u/thr000wawaaay_ on Reddit:
OP supports her son to be himself and doesn’t stop him from embracing his feminine side.
OP’s MIL has never been supportive of her or her decisions in life.
The MIL constantly made an effort to force her views on the OP and her son.
Nas eventually lost his cool due to the MIL’s harassment.
The OP determined that her son did not need to apologise because the MIL also declined to do so.
The MIL and the husband of the OP insisted that she teach her son not to act in such a way.
Now that you have read the story. it’s time for you to see what Redditors had to say on this. Read till the end to see what are other people’s opinions on this. Don’t forget to share your own opinion at the end of this article too.
She may be the a-hole, according to OP, for the following reasons:
Here is how the Reddit community responded to the post by user u/thr000wawaaay_:
Nas is fortunate to have a loving mother like OP.
It’s excellent that the OP’s son understands how to defend himself.
Sharing cosmetics is strictly forbidden!
OP is imparting a great lesson to her son.
OP did a good job of instilling a strong, self-assured character in her son.
There is nothing to apologize for.
The happiness of your child should always come first.
You’re doing a great job of educating him to be confident in himself, I say.
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