We have my 8yo stepson every Thur-Sun. We didn't have him for Thanksgiving this year, and honestly, it was nice to get a break for a week. I know I'm not the only one that enjoys a break from their stepkids once in a while, but it seems that every time I bring it up, I get bashed in some group or another.
He has some behavior issues, and was recently diagnosed with mild OCD. We almost constantly have to monitor his behavior or tell him to stop doing this or that, etc. and it's exhausting for the both of us. Being nearly 7 months pregnant, it's especially exhausting for me, physically and emotionally, and I am worried it will get worse when the baby comes. We have been seeing a therapist about this and she helps a little bit, but her help is dependent on how much stepson feels like cooperating.
So I'm sorry if I sound like an ungrateful stepparent, but I do like having a break sometimes. Anyone else out there agree?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Dec. 6, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:26 PM on Dec. 6, 2009
Yea, I agree cause sometimes I feel that way with my own..And anyone that says otherwise is lying. Either that or their kids are not old enough yet that they feel they need that break..YET!!
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Answer by midnightmoma at 5:30 PM on Dec. 6, 2009
You would enjoy a break from the kid even if he was yours. Kids with behavior problems can be stressful. Maybe talking to his mother and syncing up his routine.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:17 PM on Dec. 6, 2009