After his MIL criticized his and her daughter's family dynamic, the OP thinks he's not very accepting of teen parenting advice.
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The OP shares his family background.
He's a widower with a daughter, and his MIL helped him raise his child.
The daughter is now a teenager and is still very much close to his father.
The OP's MIL finds their closeness inappropriate.
Now, the OP wants to know how to deal with his intruding MIL.
A Redditor points out that if they're still this close, then the OP is doing great as a parent.
The OP needs to stand his ground with his parenting style, because there's nothing wrong with it.
Redditors are on the OP's side, telling him he's being a good dad to his daughter.
The MIL needs to take a step back. It's the OP who gets to decide how he parents his daughter.
The OP can always acknowledge his MIL's advice. But in the end, he decides how he parents his daughter.
If his daughter is sharing what she does on social media with him, then he's doing a great job as a dad.
The OP can simply say "no," whenever his MIL insists on the parenting style she thinks is best.
The OP doesn't need to change his parenting style to suit the wants of his mother-in-law. Changing the family dynamic would only make his daughter distant.
He is already doing a good job. If the MIL insists on her ways, then it's time for the OP to be firm about his stance and refuse her advice.