Okay. So my fiance` works night shift and has for the last two years. Because of that, he used to block off rooms with breakables and let his son do anything he wanted while he slept. (Ollie was with his grandparents at night and picked up by daddy on his way home) He's so used to doing whatever that when I moved in I get up with him and actually pay attention and he flips when he gets told no. I've been working with him on this stuff and when daddy isn't here he listens just fine. But when daddy is here I'll tell him no and his dad says sarcastically "I would." Or I'll tell him to give me something he isn't supposed to be playing with and he'll go "run buddy run!" or "You gotta be sneakier next time." He'll even take him out of time out!
It's infuriating! I know it's his son but if we're getting married and I'm watching him nights and mornings four days a week he has to let me do some parenting. Ollie's 18 months and doesn't talk well so he uses the excuse that "He doesn't know what I'm saying." He doesn't know the words but he can read your tone!
If he keeps contradicting me and undermining everything I tell him Oliver will think he doesn't have to listen to me. I tell him this but he says I worry too much. How do I make him understand? Even his mother has told him it's wrong and he still does it.
Any advice? Because I've gotten this kid behaving and completely weened off the bottle and everything and I don't wanna see him back tracking.
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