I have a ten year old that spends the summers @ her fathers and stepmoms house.I get her on weekends and during the school year the visitation schedule reverses.This weekend my daughter said to me"----screams@ me all the time so loud it makes me cry.She also said that she tells her to shut up frequently.A few other examples of the way she treats my daughter are: my daughter wanted a white cake for her bday party and SM said no because she doesnt like the flavor.Also only allows my daughter to drink water only,always.I told her I would talk to her dad about this and she said"no dont,because SM will find out".That tells me that she is scared of SM.My daughter is well behaved and is the only child @ her dads house. SM has no bio children,I have felt very uneasy ever since she told me this.Even if I chose to call her dad the SM is always present and I dont want my child to be in danger when SM knows my daughter told.What do I do?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:24 PM on Jul. 5, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by My3LittleGirls at 12:27 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
Well it doesn't sound like she is in danger. But SM sounds like a bitch.
I would definately address her father and maybe even the SM in person if you could do that civally
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:28 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
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Answer by fallenruby at 12:35 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
You have to realize you have no power in this situation. The best thing you can do is give your child the tools to deal with her situation. It's healthiest to drink water, all the time. I agree with step-mom. It is a good health habit for her to get into and something you should do with her at your house. Saying to your daughter, "hey I found out drinking water really is best for you, lets start doing that here too'" would make it easier and healthier for her.
She can say to the sm or her father that she doesn't like to be yelled at or to be told to shut up. If that doesn't work then tell her some people yell and say shut up and that's the way they are. She has to go to dad's house and live with it. If you try talking to father or sm it could get worse instead of better.
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