We have the child 1/2 the time. The biological Mom exhibits very difficult behavior - - often angry and vengeful at one time and then all loving and kissing the next. Some days, she will call/text the child 8-9 times, wanting to know every move or activity that the child is doing at our house. It is difficult for me to deal with. So, I can only imagine what must be going through the mind of my step-daughter. How do we help her understand the situation? I want to help her - - But, I don't believe it is my place to have the discussion with her about her Mom.
Anyone have this situation? Looking for suggestions.
I commend you for taking the time to even THINK about it. I don't have any step children so I will speak from personal experience. My mom, among a lot of other things, had problems exactly what you just described. I was ALWAYS confused. Now I wish that someone had sat me down and explained what was going on with her. However, the repercussions of you having that discussion with her might not be so great. What if the mom finds out? She could take it as you bad mouthing her to the child. Very hard situation.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 7:04 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
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