His child has lived with us this summer. She is a great kid. BUT she plays Dad like no other - and HE is the one to blame. All of our rules have been shot out the window for HIS child. Making matters worse, I know it's HIS fault, not HERS. When she is with me there is no bologna, she's a GOOD kid. She doesn't pout, she doesn't back talk, and she's respectful.
I've tried time and time again to explain to him that it is not acceptable (in my house) for the rules not to be followed. Four years in, it isn't getting any better with him.
Is there any hope? Chances are she will move in with dad at the end of the summer and I'm the caregiver to her. He can't do it without the adjustments I make with my workplace. I feel bad but he won't shape up.