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step daughter?

i have a 10 years old step daughter who comes only on weekends,my problem is that she is always bored with us,she always complain,she has a phone,a computer,a wii,a nitendo,a ps2,games,camera,everything and still has a huge list for christmas...what can i do to make her feel comftable specially that i just had a baby so now she thinks that we forgot her,even in paties she is bored

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:34 PM on Dec. 7, 2008 in Relationships

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  • Time is so much more important thatn anything you can buy. Spend time with her doing her thing
    Kelli3702

    Answer by Kelli3702 at 7:37 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • All those things she has and all the things she is asking for are exactly the reason WHY she is bored...

    Maybe you guys should try to play something together... go for walks, to the playground, arts&crafts... anything different than the electronical stuff... she gets a phone.. after 2 weeks she is tired of it and wants the computer, 2 weeks later she wants the nintendo ect... this will go on until she is satisfied and happy.. but i doubt this will happen when YOU (you and her dad) dont keep her busy with something different. kids want to explore the world and not the tv/video games ect....

    m.robertson811

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 7:43 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • you are probably very busy with your new baby. and i totally understand that. but she is also your daughter now. her dad should take her to the zoo and stuff like that... because thats what girls at her age love.. usually... i dont know a single girl at age 10 who has all those elctr. devises (sp?)

    i wish you good luck. i know you will find something nice for her to make her happy.. you guys just have to work together. xD
    m.robertson811

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 7:43 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • make cookies or go shopping just little things ask her what she wants for dinner and would she like to help make it

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:02 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • Tell her that you are bored and ask her to help you think of things to do. You'd be surprised how kids open up when you ask for their advice. I have 9 grandkids. That's been my key with them.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 8:04 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • Sounds like she's a little spoiled, and is trying to act miserable to make you feel bad so you won't make her come as often. Even at home, I imagine, she acts miserable. There's a Disney vacation commercial where the mom exclaims that her DD is SMILING!! Quick, take a picture - she looks happy! Some teens (and 10 year olds might as well be these days) just do that.
    I'd try to ignore her boredom tantrums.
    3gymnastsmom

    Answer by 3gymnastsmom at 8:40 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

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