Hi, I am new here and in need advice. I share an apartment with another woman and her two kids (for story sake, we will call them Goldie, 1 and Sadie, 3). The problem is that I feel that she enforces Sadie's unwillingness to share. The general rule of thumb here is that anything you don't want to share is kept in the bedrooms, but anything brought into the common areas is fair game, at least that is how it is suppose to be. Foxglove, my 2 year old frequently brings toys out and does share them, but she is 2 and sometimes isn't so great with the concept. When my daughter refuses to share her toys,I encourage her to try, however my roommate will flip out and yell at her and demand that she give her children the toy or will take it from her and give it to her kids. On one occasion, my daughter brought home a balloon tied to her arm that her doctor gave her after getting shots and Sadie tackled her trying to snatch the balloon and my roommate told Foxglove to give the balloon to Sadie and when she refuses, my roommate took it from her and gave it to Sadie. My daughter tried to take it back, so my roommate took the balloon and popped in front of her and told her she needed to learn to share or she couldn't have it at all. On the flip side, if her kids bring toys out and Foxglove tries to play with them, my roommate will take them from her and say that the toy is her child's even if the toy was unattended. I've tried talking to her about this, but she basically tells me to shut up and walks away. It has now gotten to the point that Safie will take things out of my daughter's room and my roommate won't even acknowledge it or give it back for several days. What should I do?
on Mar. 24, 2013 at 3:18 PM