New to Cafe Mom- brand new step parent w/ blend family any suggestions for survival
I am a brand new step parent. He has two old children and i have one older child.
My kids are 12 and 16 and he has a 10 yr old who comes to live with us every other week.
Transition is hard for her and so are the family rules. Blending the two families I notice that
my kids have set rules and obey they, she doesnt and needs boundaries. Her dad used to
function a certain way and that is still carrying over. The issue at hand is no boundaries in our
bedroom. She comes in far too much. Sometimes when I get up to make lunches and go back
to bed he invites her in our bed. She uses our bathroom to take a shower, and brush her teeth.
She is under foot while I am trying to get ready and constantly interupts my morning flow of trying
to get ready. Sometimes while were laying in bed she will come in our room and insist on bathing
in our bath tub. She has her own bathroom and isnt made to use it.