I recently gave birth to my son. He is now just over 3 months old. My husband and I are loving every minute of parenthood.
The only thing we are struggling with is the horrible anxiety my mother in law has. Every time we see her and tell her what he’s been learning, or things we want to do while I’m on maternity leave (such as get a pool and go on a family trip.. etc), she’s always giving us the worst case scenario. She’ll say things like “don’t get a pool.. aren’t you worried about him drowning?” “Don’t go anywhere too hot or he’ll get heat stroke”… etc.
My husband grew up with bad anxiety and finally got it under control as an adult, but now that our son is here and his mom is questioning everything he does as a parent, his anxiety is coming back. At least now, he understands where it came from because he sees the way his mom is acting towards someone other than him.
My question is, how can I still allow my son to spend time with his grandparents but prevent him from having anxiety like my husband did/does?
Thanks for any help you can offer. From a calm mama bear in Woodstock.