I have been married for 1 year and 9 months. My stepson lives with us. I put him on restriction for not telling the truth and talking to me disrespectfully. He was on restriction for 3 days. My husband says the punishment is too harsh. He was not allowed to watch TV or go outside. In addition to lies and being disrespectful he has several recent failing grades that my husband excuses because it is the end of the year. My husbands makes excuses for him disrepecting me. Always tell me I need to apologize when I say something wrong to my stepson but does not make him apologize for disrespecting me. I do everything for this child. Take him to the doctor, pick up his prescriptions, pick him up from school, found him a tutor, bought him a saxophone, etc. What would you do in this situation? His Dad feels he should do all the disciplining but I am like if I can't discipline him then y ou do all the other stuff for him too. Please let me know what you think. His real Mom left him and my husband when he was 3 years old.