My DH and I both have children from a previous marriage, all whom live with us. My girls are 12 and 13 and he has a son 15 and a daughter 13. The problem is he is very strict with his children, while I am alot more lenient with mine. I am letting my daughters go to a party hosted by a friend, while he absolutely won't let his daughter go to. This happens quite a bit. I am conflicted because I feel sorry for my stepkids and them not being able to do the same things. I also fear they are feeling resentful about it all. Should I be more strict, or try to get dh to lighten up? I don't want to cause trouble, but feel something needs to be done. Any ideas?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:58 PM on Dec. 17, 2008 in General Parenting
Answer by jennifer8585 at 5:48 PM on Dec. 17, 2008
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Answer by mistynights234 at 4:11 PM on Dec. 17, 2008
All the kids that live with you. Should be treated equally in everything.Chores rules of the house & places they can and can't go. You and your husband should have talked this over before you all got married. You need to have a talk with him.
Answer by louise2 at 4:21 PM on Dec. 17, 2008
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