Good Morning! I hope all is well with everyone. Here is my scenerio. I have a stepdaughter who is 10. We see her just as much as her mother. We have her every tues, thurs and every other weekend. While her mother has her every mon and wed and every other weekend. With that being said, we found out yesterday that my stepdaughter has created a facebook account while at her mothers , after her father has constantly told her she was too young to get a account. On her page it said she was 20 years old and looking for MEN... This is NOT ok with me. I believe we should take her computer and tv out of the room at our house, however my husband is uncertain he wants to " punish" her that bad because he doesnt see her EVERY day? Is this right? I still believe children in divorced families still need disicplined but my parents were still together growing up so I dont know what its like. I dont want him to think I am being hard on her but I STRONGLY disagree with a simple slap on the hand. What do you think?
As I agree with all the answers here. Maybe I need to be a little more clear. We ( her father and I ) have her just as much as her mother. I agree that being a "step" parent doesnt give me the right to punish her, however I am looking for her best interest. We have a smaller child TOGETHER and she needs to try to set a POSITIVE example for the other children. Therefore what kind example are we setting in EITHER household if she isnt punished. ...... Also might I add, that she in NOT close to her mother, I honestly believe that she did this at her house to get ATTENTION from her mom. I feel bad for her
Asked by Anonymous at 7:45 AM on Dec. 14, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by khedy at 11:00 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
I agree with you, however it won't mean much if her mother and father don't agree that this is wrong. Your DH needs to talk to her mother and explain that the daughter was told not to start an account, especially one that is dishonest.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:51 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by SweetLuci at 7:51 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by AingealsBabies at 7:50 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by louise2 at 8:30 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by NannyB. at 7:54 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by mamaflower at 7:59 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by aeneva at 8:25 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
I agree, what she has done is not only dangerous, but dishonest. Facebook has a rule about being under 13 to have an account so she's really going against those rules too. In your situation, I would encourage dad to punish her and to talk to her mom about the dangerous situation she is putting herself in. However, I would not punish her myself, just because you don't need that grief on your head.
Answer by scout_mom at 8:39 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
Answer by micheledo at 8:59 AM on Dec. 14, 2010
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