My DH's brother and sister who are 13 and 14 came to live with us last month. Long story short, their mother was drug abuser and was deemed unfit, so my dh was able to get custody of them. I feel for the kids, I really do, with everything they have been through. I know what they need most is to be cared for. Problem is they are used to doing as they please, and it's not flying with me. They are quite rude to me and insult me on a daily basis. They come and go as they please and have a bad attitude to everything in general. My dh feels like he shouldn't crack down on them because he is their brother and doesn't have the right and he doesn't want to push them away. Well I say he is 28 and they are 13 and 14. He has legal custody of them, so he can make rules for them right? He is an adult and they are just kids, and need some direction in their life. How can I make him see this? I feel like tearing my hair out!
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