'Stepmom has to have my permission to discipline my child'
This is what my friend says....im wondering how many of you will agree.
Here is the situation..
My friend Nancy , was with a man for 11 yrs..when they split up their daughter (10 at the time) chose to live with her dad...Nancy allowed it.
Dad meets a girl...fall's inlove..and the dad and child move in with the new girlfriend and her children (in the GF's home).
They have all lived together for about a year now, and the Dad and new girlfriend are planning on getting married.
If the child tells nancy that the fiance grounded her for bad behaviour , Nancy gets upset ...her mind frame is that the fiance does not have HER permission to discipline or make any decisions for the child, even though the child is living IN the fiance's home and is the one providing for her as well.
* TO ADD: the fiance does not strike the child, she grounds and take items away ..like cellphone, laptop..etc.
Personally i do not agree i think that the fiance has every right to discipline the child and has every right to be a part of decision making with the child especially seeing as though the child is living with her and the bio dad, but i haven't said anything to her really about it because she is a good friend and i don't want to cause any hard feelings between us ...
Im just wondering how many of you would agree with her and how many of you would disagree with her?