Some days it feels like my DH is being extra hard or too quick to get irritated with my kids (he is the step parent). I think part of me is just being defensive because I'm their mother and I don't like anyone else being harder than I can be on them. When I was with their father, he would constantly spank and yell and I didn't do anything but I guess it's because he was/is their biological father. But I want my kids to respect my DH and I want to give him the chance to be a parent. It's so confusing and such a tough situation! The thing is that he is not nearly as tough or harsh as their Bio dad is/was but it worries me because the kids could turn around and tell my family or their dad's family that my DH is mean to them which will create drama. He's never raised a finger or has been abusive which I watch carefully for. Any advice? Any similar stories?
I just need advice/understanding on the dynamics of a new family with a step parent.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:46 PM on Dec. 19, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by lillie70 at 2:02 PM on Dec. 19, 2010
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