Kaci - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 59 moms have responded )
I have a three year old and a 7 month old of my own at home. With my three year old, I am already applying rules and things with him. For example, I have him pick up toys, clean his room, and throw his trash away. I also have two stepkids, ages 12 and 14, that are here on weekends. I automatically just pick up after them and let them just do whatever around the house, because I feel like I can't enforce anything on them becasue they don't live here and I am not their mother. But then my three year old see that they don't pick up and he then tells me no when I tell him to pick up something. I don't know what to do. I don't want to make my step-kids mad at me, but I also don't want my own children to grow up and look at me and say why do we have to do certain things when the others don't. What do I do?