My ex and I are back together after being apart for 6 years. We have a 6yr old son together and he has a 2yr old daughter with another woman, in which he has full custody. She's the cutest little girl, and she's a little angel for me when it's just me and her together. But when daddy is home she won't listen to me at all! And screams at me when I try to help her with something she obviously cant do herself. Her dad wants me to treat her like I treat our son, like my own, and discipline her the same. Especially since her mother rarely sees her, and is in and out of jail. Im more than willing to be her mother figure, but im hesitant to discipline her since she's not actually mine. On top of all of this, my son thinks he's the boss, and is always telling his sister what to do, or picks on her for no reason, which results in lots of screaming and crying, and a big headache for daddy and I. How would you deal with this whole situation? Disciplining techniques? Advice? Anything?!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:43 AM on Oct. 9, 2013 in General Parenting
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Answer by Rosehawk at 11:28 AM on Oct. 9, 2013
Rules are rules. Why would the rules apply differently to her than they do to your child? Other than the age difference and expectations of children their age, you should discipline her like you would if she were biologically yours.
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