yes, I think that frequently happens. Sometimes it's a matter of knowing what "regular kid stuff" is.
yes, I think they do.
I think that age factor of all parties involved plays into it as well. i.e. SM is young, kids are young, etc.
Thinks like toddler meltdowns, whining, teenagers rolling eyes... these are things BMs are used to but often come as a surprise to childless SMs.
Sometimes only. Other times they have legitimate complaints that are overlooked because of their inexperience or youth. So it depends on the situation.
No I don't. I don't think it's quite that simple. It doesn't matter if there just a SM or a SM/BM. I have friends/acquaintance's that are just SM and they deal just fine and don't over react at all to things that would of pissed me off. Then I have others that do over react. Same goes though for the SM/BM's. I really think it just depends on the person and there individual situation.
I think if anyone who doesn't have a kid and has no experience with children is placed into a situation where they are helping to care for a child then they are going to have certain unreasonable expectations of the child.
Such as, a 3 yo that throws a fit. He is 3, it's going to happen every once in a while. SM has never had a 3 yo before and doesn't understand that, says the kid is just a brat and needs more discipline (actually, now we are just described DS's dad :p).
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