I have a 10 year old daughter who spends half of her time with her father.I am bothered that my daughter said"all of the other kids mommys fix there kids lunch,she(stepmom)makes me fix mine everyday"I would like to know how other moms feel about this.We have already completed 2 custody evals and the stepmoms results were that she has a controlling personality,she frequently screams at my daughter and tried to do an intrafamily adoption to adopt my child,it was denied.She has said in the past"why did you tell him that he was her dad"(I requested a blood test)she cant have children and I think she resents the fact that her husband has a child with someone else.Its a lot of little things that my daughter tells me that have me concerned that she mistreats her,and have me wondering if its because its not her daughter.Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:12 AM on Jul. 4, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by wheresthewayout at 1:30 AM on Jul. 4, 2010
Answer by outstandingLove at 1:32 AM on Jul. 4, 2010
My kids make their own lunch almost every day. They are 10, 8, 7 and 4. They have their choice of sandwiches, leftovers and other things. They also know how to use the microwave (well, the older 2 know now) so I'm teaching them to heat things like chicken nuggets and fish sticks. They are very independent and I refuse to baby them when they can do things for themselves. If they all want something that has to be cooked then I usually make it for them but otherwise they get it themselves (breakfast, too).
The times they have had to take a lunch to school they packed it themselves starting in 2nd grade
Answer by justanotherjen at 2:45 AM on Jul. 4, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 9:15 AM on Jul. 4, 2010
Answer by jordan28 at 10:22 AM on Jul. 4, 2010
My daughter is 8 and during school she asked me if she could make her own, I let her. So sometimes I'll make it and sometimes she will...Depends on the kid
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:25 PM on Jul. 4, 2010
Not knowing the full situation, I would say that sometimes things can come across differently coming from the step parent
My niece once complained that her step Dad yelled alot and she didnt like him, my younger sis was upset and asking if we should do something
I asked WHY is he yelling? Turns out YELLING is the LEAST of which I would do@! LOL
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:26 PM on Jul. 4, 2010
Answer by twinsplus2more at 5:13 PM on Jul. 4, 2010
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