I am currently engaged to be married to Steve. I have 2 children (son, 12 and daughter, 9) and Steve has 4 boys (11, 10, 8 & 7). I have been a widow for 5.5 yrs and of course my kids live with us all the time. We get his boys every other weekend from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon and the other weekends we get them from Saturday morning to that evening.
My problem is, I have the same rules for ALL the kids and Steve really doesn't try to make his boys follow the house rules. His reasoning is, "I only get them for the weekend and I want them to enjoy coming here." We have been together for well over a year.
It makes my kids feel horrible that his boys don't get in trouble for the same things mine do.
How do I get him and his boys to understand that rules are rules no matter how often you are at our house and you are going to be punished for breaking our rules?
Answer by jodi205 at 9:44 AM on Dec. 2, 2008
Just because he doesn't see them that often is no excuse. The rules should apply to all children in the house, if he doesn't want to then he should go elsewhere with he kids. They still need to have parenting to grow up and become MEN.
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