Dear Annie: I’m concerned about my sister’s parenting style. “Sara” just went through a nasty divorce, so we let her move into a house we own next door.
Sara’s kids spend a great deal of time with us. What worries me is my 7-year-old niece. “Andrea” appears underweight. When she has dinner here, she eats like she’s starving. Several weeks ago, Sara joined us for dinner, and I watched her dole out food for the kids. She gave her 5-year-old son a much bigger portion than she gave Andrea. When I mentioned it, Sara said the pediatrician warned her that Andrea is obese. I do not believe this for one second.