Ok so just a general question about becoming a step-mom. If you're in a similar situation. When is it your time to voice opinions about your step kids with such issues as temper tantrums when told no, the father (your SO) being way to lenient and basically letting the kids rule the house when they are here? Etc......when does it come time to intervene or say something? And lets says I have spoken up, and its met with anger resentment and excuses? I'll give an example, SO's one child is a picky eater. Never eats regular meals with the family. But throughout the day will ask for snacks over and over and over, to where its like every 15 minutes. When I say no you just had something, or no cause you didn't eat dinner with us, the next day I am given flack about saying no. Nothing else is addressed, just that I said no. To which the argument starts about that they are never told no and I guess while they are here, nothing should be asked of me because God forbid I say no, its a crime.
When do rules apply? Am I aloud, seeing as I am not the main parent? Some of these things very much interfere with our lives and relationship and it's hard to bite my tongue anymore.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:54 AM on Mar. 29, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by BalooSkii at 11:59 AM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by hazeleyezmommy at 1:13 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
Answer by salexander at 1:35 PM on Mar. 29, 2011