Ask Honey: Communicating With A Pushy Mother-In-Law

Dear Honey, I can't seem to get my mother-in-law to back off and respect my parenting skills. What can I say or do to have her respect me? 

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Dear Frustrated Daughter-In-Law,

If you respect yourself and your parenting skills you are in a position of strength.  Tell her firmly that you respect her values and she must respect yours. If she continues to upset you make yourself and your family less available and discuss the situation with your husband, her son. When will a mother-in-law ever learn!