So, I see a lot of, "Let dad handle it. " "Not your kid, not your problem" "Not your kid, back off". I'm wondering for some of you...How far does that go?
Such as, should the SM not make dinner, bathe the child, wash their clothes, get them up for school and/or take them to school...should SM's not send them to their rooms or scold them...just let them get away with anything until dad gets home? How far does, Not your kid, go? What about when dad works late?
Should children not have to listen to an adult because they are not their biological parent?? I think that is the one question that I wonder about some of you and your Let Dad Handle it, approach. I teach my kids to be respectful to all adults they are in the care of whether it's family, teacher's or babysitter. Just because that adult did not give birth to my child does not mean they do not need to do what they are asked. But with some replies...I feel that some of you believe SM's have no say, SM's are just controlling because they like things a certain way...but don't think that, just maybe, dad likes it that way too! Wow! What a thought. That we cannot be frustrated because it's not our kid...
Anyway...I want to hear your limits of the SM and how much the child can get away with because they aren't SM's child.