For the past couple of weeks my step daughter has been in some kind of trouble everyday at school. She is constantly telling lies now. Her mother left her when she was 2 for a life of drugs and her mother had did the same thing to her...a cycle. She is almost 7 and is stubborn and has an idea that she can do what she wants because daddy will just say don't do that again. He does not punish her or makes empty threats...she knows this too. I am with the child more than he is and am basically fulltime care taker of her but he wants me to leave all punishing to him. She spit on a child for no reason and his punishment was No Playing....well when he is home she is running around, watching tv, carrying on as usual....what is she learning from all of this? Is this the start of bad behavior? How can i get him to understand now is the time to put a stop to it?Answer Question
Shew may be his daughter..but if she is in your care most of the time you have to be able to discipline her. If you don't get control soon and completely you won't ever get it. Has this child received psychological help regarding the abandonment? Dad needs a wake up call...and I don't mean by his 7 yr old being suspended or expelled.
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:48 AM on Jan. 16, 2009
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