I have been in my step-daughters life since she was about 2 and a half. Her parents have joint custody and have a weekly schedule with her, so she is back and forth. I know thats got to be hard on her. Sometimes her mom don't spend as much time with her as she needs. When she is with us (her father and I) she throws fits about wanting to go back to her moms house. I feel that being a consistent "mother-figure" at our house she resents me because she can't get that from her mother. Therefore my step-daughter and I always fight, she won't listen to me, and she always have an attitude with everything she says or does with me. Sometimes when i ask her to repeat something or ask her a question she REFUSES to answer me. Her father is no help especially now since the child has said she wants to live with her mom. He walks on eggshells around her and expects me to do the same but i refuse. How do you deal with this situation?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:48 AM on Jan. 31, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by MAMMA2DYANDTY at 3:19 PM on Jan. 31, 2009
I grew up like this myself I HATED MY SM & STILL DO! please NEVER say anything negative about her mom in front of her,this child knows who her mom is & NO ONE will ever be better than her mom, don't even try your wasting your time, she sees you as the enemy in her eyes YOU are the reason her parents are not together, Don't try & "outdo" her mom you will never ever win this, the best you can hope for is a civil politeness that's all mine ever got. Plus I would sneak & break her things or trash her jewelery, I HATED HER! Then I got to where I hated my dad as well how could he have left his family for THAT!
Answer by Anonymous at 5:30 PM on Jan. 31, 2009
Answer by Keatons_mom07 at 11:52 PM on Jan. 31, 2009
Answer by mistynights234 at 8:15 AM on Feb. 1, 2009