I have two children. One boy and one girl. The boy is 6yrs. The Girl is 2yrs going to be 3yrs in 2 months. The Boy is my step-son. I started taking care of him at the age of 3yrs old. The girl is my biological daughter. I really want to treat them both the same. Is it possible? Am I a bad mom?Answer Question
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 6:32 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
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Answer by missanc at 7:52 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
I treat my 2 year old and 4 year old different. my 4 yo understands the rules and my 2 yo doesn't. My 4 year old has more self control then my 2 year old. I have different expectations because of different development. When my 4 year old pointed out that the expectations were not matching my youngest development (In her own way) I stepped up and changed my expectations. Let the kids show you what they need and give it with all the love you have.
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Answer by Hippo-ray at 9:03 PM on Feb. 21, 2010
Biological or not it's not always easy or even fair to treat children the same. All children are different and need different things. With my two I don't always have to discipline the same. My older who is a boy takes the littlest discipline to heart and will change his behavior just over a look sometimes. My younger who is a girl needs to be disciplined repeatedly for the same thing. She is very stubborn. My son seems to need more attention from me and I do more mommy and son alone things with him. Of course I love them both immensely the same but they are just night and day from each other and what works for one will not always work for the other. I am also a step mom. She has never lived with us but it is hard for me to love her the same. I don't always treat her the same. I don't think I'm a bad mom because of it. I think I'm just human and I cherish my own more.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 AM on Feb. 22, 2010
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