I guess I am not officially a step-mom but my significant other and I have been together for 6 years. His son moved in with us fulltime at the end of Nov. Since then he has been suspended from school x2 and had after school detention x1 all for behavior. He has also been grounded more than not. He has a problem following the simple rules we put in place for him, ie. Come home directly from school. Call us after school if we are not at home. Ask to go to a friends or girlfriends house. If you go somewhere else call us before you go and let us know where you are going to be. And the last simple rule is that no kids in the house when we are not home. His BM yells all the time and is really not a very nice person. So I have been trying to sit down and talk to him like a person instead of losing my temper like the BM. It ISN'T working. I am so stressed out!! PLEASE HELP!Answer Question
Answer by Freightgal at 12:24 PM on Feb. 19, 2009
Let the biological father handle all the rules. You just help enforce them. If the biological father cannot set good rules and have enough knowledge to know what else to do as a back up plan. Go to a good familtycounselor for more ideas and support, to get the boy in line and following along with the family expectations.
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