Brandy - posted on 07/14/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
I have 2 kids by a previous marriage. I remarried 1 1/2 years ago to a man who my son thought hung the moon. Since the marriage, though, things have really gone down hill. My son back talks him all the time, he is rude, he won't make eye contact. My husband was raised by a military man who was very strict. So, when he says something, he means it and wants it done right then. My son takes forever to get things done. He is currently going to a family therapist who says that I should be the disciplinarian so his stepdad will not be put in the position of bad guy. I am trying to do this, but when I am not at home, they challenge each other. I have come home to them having word war several times and I have seen them almost come to blows. I am really at a loss, does anyone have advice, I feel that even though my son likes his therapist, she may not be leading me in the right direction. Shouldn't I expect my son to be respectful to adults? My boy is 14 1/2 y/o and my husband is 33.