Are you worried about your child’s learning difficulties? - FamilyEducation
Are you worried about your child’s learning difficulties?
10/05/2011 at 07:20 AM

Is your child suffering from ADHD or dyslexia? What opportunities, methods, and tools are you employing to help your child with any of these reading difficulties?

I would 'isolate' the others from the children. Arrange for your time with the girls so that they go home to their mom's at night, and take any job you can find. If the girls ask why they don't get as much affection, say it is just hard to have extra people in the house. I can't imagine a house big enough for a mom, 5 kids, and 3 grandkids. Has your niece lived with your mom long? Does she have a father and mother in her life? It could be that your mom sees that your niece needs her more--your children do have a father and mother.

My in-laws are the same way. My niece and nephews are the center of attention, my boys are barely tolerated. We don't live with them though, and I couldn't imagine how hard that would be. The only advice I can give you is to get out as quick as you can, and constantly reassure them that you love them. You could also try doing special things outside of the house, that takes them away from that environment.

I agree- get them out of the environment.

All three of my children are barely given the time of day. I have a younger sister with 2 boys who are devoted on, I also have a younger brother who has a boy and a girl, the boy was devoted on till my sister had her first boy, then my brother's son was totally ignored. I have 3 children, an 18 year old daughter, a 16 year old son and a 2 month old son. The problem lies with my mother and her husband. She always had an excuse every time we asked her to visit but she always found time for my siblings children.