Both of my step-kids have been having trouble behaving. My step-son has been litterally beating on his mom, misbehaving at school to the point that he's being kicked out of his school. He will have to go to my kids school. My step-daughter has been picking arguements with the others, causing trouble at her mom's house. But over here things are starting to get settled. They are learning that over here I don't tolerate it and they won't do it here but occasionally. But they are coming over EVERY DAY! She says she can't handle them and she gives them to us until she's ready for them to come home and go to sleep. This past weekend she brought them over here, said she'd be back for them within a few hours, and didn't pick them up until the next day. Those kids were tramaticed. Both were crying all night long, and were even weepy the next day when I called her to ask her where she was at all night. My husband and I took turns trying to call that woman to see where she was at. No answer. We've tried taking them to counceling, but the therapists she has for them tells us that we can't blame her for wanting a break since she's having marital problems. I'm sitting there thinking "WTF? Who cares what's going on with her, the kids need help!" And we're trying to get a different therapist to help them with their issues, but that's only the first step since I feel that there are things we can do here at home.
So, anyone know what else we can do to help these kids? They are nearly 8 and 9 years old.
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 4:05 PM on Dec. 12, 2010
Sounds like you are doing all you can. My stepson ended up moving in with us at the age of 13 cause his mother had a new bf and was never home. He started resenting her so badly for it. That was one of the toughest things I remember with my steps. When my stepson would call his mom to check in before dad took them home and she wasnt even going to be there for them. Good luck
Answer by beyondhopes at 4:07 PM on Dec. 12, 2010
Answer by preciouschild at 4:21 PM on Dec. 12, 2010
Answer by tntmom1027 at 4:23 PM on Dec. 12, 2010