My stepson is so rude,disrespectful and argumentative it's sooo very frustrating!! My husband does not get to spend a ton of time with him or us because he has to work. Since it is just me and these four boys when he is here, I really try to plan fun things for us to do with him ( and without too for my other boys, ages 8,4 and three months old). It is a ton of work for me to do some of the fun things that I plan for these guys and my stepson acts like a complete jerk about things sometimes it just feels like a waste of time, since he fights with my other sin's or he mopes around like he hates everything. I have had him pan things also so he gets a say in what we do and he still acts the same way....he can be such a party pooper. My question would be how would you handle these situations? He is only with us every other weekend and I do not want to punish my other kiddos because they truly are sooo excited to spend time with him and we do some really fun stuff...is this normal moody kid behavior? I have been in his life since he was 9 months old....how can we nip some of this rudeness in the butt and still have a good weekend?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:41 PM on Aug. 11, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)
Answer by girlwithC at 12:54 AM on Aug. 12, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 4:13 PM on Aug. 11, 2013
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Answer by girlwithC at 4:28 PM on Aug. 11, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 8:40 PM on Aug. 11, 2013
Truthfully I have an issue with kids doing visitations. And the Dad or Mom they are suppose to be visiting is not even there. I am glad I was never a step mom. Because I would tell my DH that if you are not going to be here the entire time. The kid is not going to come over. Kid will only come when you are off.
Answer by louise2 at 4:09 PM on Aug. 11, 2013
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