Jocelyn - posted on 12/14/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
My fiance has been coming around to addressing his son's behavior (he's 9). It always seems that once we've started to make head-way on one issue, we're forced right into the gut of another! After a wonderful talk between my fiance and I, my step-son is now sleeping ALONE in his own bed. We still deal with his whining and "you don't love me like Mom does!" comments (he sleeps in his mother's room and she waits on him like a butler), but with consistency its much better. Now that's getting under control, he is faking being sick almost every school day. If he ends up going to school, he goes to the nurse and either his mom or my fiance goes to pick him up. He has missed so much school this year that his teachers sent an email to my fiance. My fiance is convinced he's telling the truth, yet when I come home from work, my stepson has downed 2 cheeseburgers and is playing happily with my daughter. I hate to harp on my fiance's parenting, I feel like I'm always "having talks" about my stepson's issues... but I'm getting upset about the manipulation. Any advice???