Hello everyone! Im a 24 year old stepmom with a serious problem: my husband has a 5 year old son who misbehaves a lot. He is quite happy as long as you don't try to discipline him. His mom is the type of mom that doesn't discipline and lets him do what he wants. She has confirmed it herself "i baby him " well now my husband and i are left with the task of disciplining him because his behavior is not acceptable and it seems that he complains to her that he doesn't like to come over because his dad is "mean". Recently he has been crying when he spends the week with us (we get him every other week) That he misses his mom and wants to go home :/ what do we do? I mean we cannot turn the other way when he misbehaves especially now that he is about to go to kindergarden, we constantly tell him we love him and i try my best to explain to him his situation : " you have two houses because you have a mommy and a daddy..." But to no avail as he has been bursting into tears when she calls to say goodnight to him. What can we do? Will it help that he will soon start school? (We're hoping) we cant really talk to her about it because we cannot control how she chooses to discipline him when he is with her ... We have a mommas boy how do we deal? Thank you for your advice!
on Aug. 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM