How about "Is Stepkid Easier to Blame?"
So many posts on here complain about the skids and their behavior blah blah blah, but very rarely is the anger directed at DH for not stepping up to the plate and taking care of his own kids.
In a recent post SM complains about SS 16 causing so much trouble in the household that she hasn't spoken to him in 2 months. SM acknowledges Dad does nothing to help the situation. However, she doesn't care about that. She states she isn't leaving which suggests she loves her husband and is happy to be with him, just not the skid. WHY? ISN'T THE ADULT MORE TO BLAME THAN THE CHILD? Why does she want to stay with her DH who has created this situation to begin with... Easier to blame the Skid?
My intent was not to discuss the pitting of bio kids vs step kids. (That of course could be a whole other issue.) My issue is with all the posts about the skids who act up and misbehave and that their bio parent won't discipline them... Most recent post I read SM said she wouldn't leave, but couldn't wait for skid to leave... I don't get that... Your husband is failing as a parent, but you want to stay with him in essence saying its ok that he is allowing your skid to be this way and to treat you and your biokids like crap... Why not be angry and hold bio dad accountable? Only one who apparently is suppose to be accountable is the skid? I don't think that's right.