Zoe - posted on 08/22/2012 ( 51 moms have responded )
My b/f of 1 and half year constantly teases my 5 year old son about everything to the point that my son will cry and make comments that he doesn't like my b/f or want him around. My b/f will then respond by punishing him by means of timeouts and taking what ever it is he playing with at that moment. I dont always agree the punishment was deserved but i have to stand by him and back him up or my son will resent it even more. My B/f will wind my son up contstantly despite my contstant pleading for him to stop it and let him be. Even when eat out together it is a nightmare that he wil pick at my son the whole time and demand him to do as he says. It drives me up the wall and really upsets me that i can't leave them alone together without my son ending up in tears. I love my boyfriend and we are in therapy to talk about these things and he claims to understand my son's side (when explained by the therapist) and want to change but for some reason he just can't help himself but to tease him all the time. I feel like he resents him and i ask myself if it will ever change or will this always be a struggle.
Does anyone have any advice or feedback from own experiences
Thanks from a desperate mum