How do you handle the situation when your husband does not back you up when discipline his kids?
I am a new stepmom of 2 months now, I tend not to try to discipline my husbands kids, I want to be the "nice guy" not their mother, they have one already. But when something is important to me, I will put my 2 cents in and voice my opinion. (I feel if I said everything I thought, they would hate me) so I tend to keep to myself on a lot of things. If I do say something to them (2 girls), tell them to change their clothes, because the pants they are wearing are too short, or comb your hair or brush your teeth.. little things like that, I would like my husband to back me up. That happened this weekend, and when the one daughter said no I am not changing I said yes, she said no, I said ok then I will tell your father, she said go ahead, he said for her to listen to me, but still she did not change her pants and he did not make her. He then told me to choose my battles and that was the end of the story. I am very frustrated, if I am going to say something, he needs to back me up.. big or little issues!