My husband just found out his daughter was not in foster care after all these years and is now living with us. Yea!! But she came with sooooo many promblems and I am trying my best to help her fix them. My step daughter is 21 and has been living with her mother up to the time she moved in with us. Her mother come to find out handicapped the girl by doing everything and anything for her. But really never had time or patience to teach her child anything at all...like cooking, cleaning, driving, or paying bills. So I am trying my best to help her learn evryting she eeds to live on her own. But now she whines or says she is going to marry a house bitch. O.k. so she wanted a house bitch and that she would have to be the man of the house. So, when our car broke down ......electric fuel pump went out. I made her go outside and help her father fix the promblem in the car. She whined about that and decided to be the house bitch instead of the man in the relationship. So, I have been teaching her to cook and clean but she whines so loudly that it seems that she is delivering a cow. It is simple chores like wipping down counters, washing dishes, or dusting. Plus, cooking is very simple things like mac-n-cheese, or open a can of green beans. The whining is not the promblem ...the promblem is that she half does the cooking or the chore of the day. Like tonight was washing dishes...oh she wash the dish but didn't rinse them and food was still left on the plates or pans. This is now the 10th time I have showed her how to wash the dishes. My patience is wearing very thin with her...I do not know what to do.....So ladies....I must ask what would you do with a child who does not catch on to how to do house chores even though you taught them over and over and over and over and over and over (well you get the point) again?Answer Question
Answer by Iluvautumn at 11:01 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
Answer by Paigesmommy78 at 11:03 PM on Dec. 8, 2010
I am a bit confused. Why was she placed in Foster care to begin with? Did you or your husband look for her? I'm confused. She is 21 and can't cook, or do domestic chores. I am more concerned with the fact if she has any goals in life? College, trade school, etc? What is she doing with her life? I would try to encourage her to make something of herself. You can't enable her to be helpless. Good luck.
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