Courtney - posted on 10/07/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My step daughter is 14 and I have been with her dad since she was 6. She has recently displayed some bothersome behaviors and I worry about her.
We have always been very close but she recently said to me "you are not my mother" This is true I am not her mother but I do love her very much. I let that go because she is 14 and I was not the most pleasant 14 year old to my step mother.
She is boy CRAZY and her mother does not monitor her actions well at all. We were all teenage parents and I do not want this for her. She has to be the Adult in her mothers home because her mother is bi polar and off her medications. She wont let them eat meat she does laundry twice a month she feels her medications are poison she wont put her daughter on birth control she walks around in her her daughters cheer leading outfit she forgets the kids places........
My husband has tried everything to get them back with us but DSS in this small town is BAD and LAZY.
I love these children like I love my own but in the end I am just the step. It is so hard to love these children and be so helpless to do anything but that is how it is. And it sucks.
I just really hope they come out the other side ok!