This situation could have happened in almost every house hold. Some how I am not able to take it. My dd is 3 year old and she is very playful and gels up very well with ILs. She goes to their room and plays there with her toys and other stuff whenever we are downstairs (Most of the time she stays with me even though I work). It so happens that MIL would shout at my dd if she does something wrong. I was quite ok with it as she needs to understand right and wrong things. I keep quiet even though this so called shouting goes beyond certain range and sometimes even rude. I just chose to ignore considering it as quite silly and knowing my MILs arrogance. I do not restrict my dd either from going to her. But today something happened which was very intolerable to me. My dd recently found it very entertaining to wash her hands and spoon under the tap in between in her meals. She can open the tap but cannot close it because of her height and little confusion as to which side she has to turn it. I keep telling her to close the tap and not to waste water. When I notice, I close the tap. Today it so happened that she got up in between her meals opened the tap and came back without closing it and I did not notice it either. After sometime MIL came out and shouted at dd so badly with a very high pitch voice that my dd started crying. I inturn shouted at my dd itself that she wouldnt listen to me at all. My H heard what has happened but kept quiet at that moment. I was very badly hurt and I could not see my dd sobbing silently. My h after coming to our room told me that he has warned his mom not to do this again. Ofcourse after this I had a big argument with my H and I am really pissed off at the moment. What would you do and how would yor react in such situations.