I am a single mom to one son who is 8. I have a lad (48) and her son (13) living with us. My issue is her parenting ways and i wandered if anyone could chime in on this. Her son is on the computer all the time, during school he would stay on until 10pm or so but now that it's summer, it's worse. He's on 24/7 - she's hardly ever home. This past weekend I think was the worse - she went to visit her friend in another city (which is only 45 minutes away, but she does this often) and was gone all saturday and all sunday, she probably will be home today. He is on the computer, in his room, door shut, lights off the whole time! I may be saw him once. She bought him some Subway sandwiches for him to eat, i saw he ate one. If he were my kid I would make him do something other than play on the computer but I don't feel I can say anything since he's not my kid. I feel he's neglected but she doesn't do anything for him or with him. She won't even make him get a hair cut. This kid is a mess and she's not proactively doing anything in his life, when I bring it up she says she can't make him do anything ~ BS!!!!! He's 13!!! Not 30.
Should I say something to her or just let it go? It bothers me because I feel he needs interaction with her and not just his computer and whoever he's "chatting" with on the computer. He recently broke up with his girlfriend (she broke up with him) and I think he's worse now, depressed.
It's really sad and I feel i can't say anything to her because it's her kid. Not mine.
What do y'all think?