Shanna - posted on 10/27/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
Where do I start? Let's see I have 3 step-children ( 2 stepsons and 1 step daughter) . The oldest who is 11 has absolutly no respect for me. He constantly talks back, and just does not know how to mind his business. Put it this way he is way too grown for 11. I feel like I am a bad step-mother because sometimes I just don't want to deal with him and ask his father for some help. I don't understand why he acts this way towards me...he is very respectful of his father and his mother and even his step-father. Am i being completely irrational for thinking that this child should have respect for me whether I am his mother or his step-mother?