I have 2 kids- girl 15 and boy 7. I have been divorced for 5 years and I have had a boyfriend for 3 years. We just decided to get married and we told the kids 2 weeks ago. My boyfriend and my kids were getting along great until I announced I'm getting married. The older one reacted bad and the little one tends to do whatever his big sister does. She didn't come home from school last week, she went to her father's house and she's been there for 5 days now. She refuses to come home and her dad can't really have her stay there because he travels a lot. Actually he's not really an involved parent. I know I am the mom and I should be able to make her come home, but she's the kind of kids that would carelessly run away from home just to show her opinion. My ex doesn't want the kids more than 2 weekends a months "due to his scheadule" so what do I do?
Any suggestion will do.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:26 PM on May. 5, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by Anonymous at 8:28 PM on May. 5, 2010
Answer by Amaranth361 at 8:38 PM on May. 5, 2010
Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 8:44 PM on May. 5, 2010
Tell your boyfriend that the wedding will have to be put on hold until you work things out with you daughter... she NEEDS to know she comes before him. 15 is a VERY hard age... then to add to it a mom getting married... it is a lot for a kid to deal with. I have a 15 yr old daughter AND went through my parents divorcing when I was 15. MAKE SURE she knows that SHE is your top priority.... see if she will talk to you. If not then see if she will go to counseling with or with out you. Also you could go separate from her to get some tools to handle the merging of this new fella and your family.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:53 PM on May. 5, 2010
Answer by salexander at 11:18 AM on May. 6, 2010
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