Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Albert, AB, Canada
I think you need a two pronged attack plan...so to speak, lol.
The first part is to protect your mom. It isn't fair to her to be attacked, and what would happen if she was holding the baby when Lucy decided to go for her! It isn't safe. I'd set up a room for Lucy to be in when your mom is over for now. Put everything she needs to be comfortable in there, even a bathroom will work.
This will also help because it gives Lucy less of a chance to practice this bad behavior. The more times she goes after your mom the more likely she is to do it again, and the fewer times she has the chance, the less she'll be likely to do it again. So a key part of changing her behavior is to prevent it!
The second part is what everyone else has been talking about. Your mom needs to become 'the bringer of good things!' Things Lucy only gets when your mom is around...but you need to be there too! Your role is to reassure Lucy that it's fine for your mom to be over and around the baby, that you're comfortable having her there. Between that and your mom feeding her treats and playing with her you'll hopefully see her attitude start to change. But it will likely be fairly slow.
Becky and the cats: Jitzu (11), Torri (9), Doran (8 ), and Muffin (8 )
The boys at 8 - not