I have a 5 year old stepdaughter who I love very much. In fact ****I**** am pretty much raising her. My husband works alot ( 12-14 hours shifts), and her mother is off doing her own thing. I have a 13 and 11 year old ( previous marriage) and they also love her and they call her their sister.
Ok so the mother does have a little to do with her, sometimes she will come get her for a day, maybe 2, and usually on some holidays.
My problem is, I feel that I am rasing her child, I do everything for her, and yet I get treated as if I lock her in a closet all day.
The mother , her friends and family and anyone she knows thinks this about me. ( we live in a small town and when someone is spreading this around, everyone knows it) .
She will even take pictures from my facebook of her and put them as her own -- like when we went to the zoo, she copied every picture that didnt have me or my kids in it and put it on her profile as " our time at the zoo " .
Everytime my husband tries to talk to her about how crazy she is acting she will get mad and acts out with our little girl there. So we try to put up with it but it is driving me crazy .
I have even had a person yell at me in a grocery store parking lot for " treating her daughter so badly" ...
Asked by Anonymous at 11:33 AM on May. 1, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by ambr2006 at 11:40 AM on May. 1, 2011
So who has custody of the child, Mom or Dad? Why can't the mom have the child more? I really do not know your situation. So I can not respond to it like I want.
Answer by louise2 at 11:41 AM on May. 1, 2011
Answer by mrsmom110 at 11:43 AM on May. 1, 2011
Answer by gammie at 11:45 AM on May. 1, 2011
Unfortunately you can't change people. She's not doing anything illegal. You either have to accept the situation the way it is or move. Neither is the ideal solution.
Answer by meooma at 12:12 PM on May. 1, 2011
Answer by sunrisekn at 12:15 PM on May. 1, 2011
Answer by Augusta at 12:16 PM on May. 1, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 12:23 PM on May. 1, 2011
When you put pics up on FB you can block her specifically from seeing them. She can't copy them if she can't see them!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 12:25 PM on May. 1, 2011
I agree with Crafty 26, keep her out of your facebook photos. No point in giving her brownie points for being a sucky mom. If you continue being the positive presence in this girl's life people will see it, and so will your SD. After a while people will realize that this mom is just full of herself, and not doing anything at all with her own daughter. Sorry you have to deal with this. Good luck (c:
Answer by scout_mom at 12:49 PM on May. 1, 2011
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