Marilyn - posted on 11/16/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
My soon to be step children are very disrespectul to their dad. They are 20, 15, and 12. They scream, yell, and never do anything he asks. I've never seen anything like it. Just to take out the trash is a screaming match. They throw their trash on the floor, pop cans on the floor and never clean their rooms. The 20 year old lives with his mom and sends his father hateful text messages when things do not go his way. The 15 year old cusses on a regular basis and yells back at his dad for EVERYTHING. This weekend he had a party at the house and we just found out they were all drinking. But the 15 year old says he wasn't drinking, but everyone else was. And my fiance believes him and doesn't want to discipline him at all. The 12 year old will yell at his dad occassionally because he sees the other kids do it. I want to bring them under control; but my soon to be husband always makes excuses for them. He also favors the 15 year old so much; that it is ridiculous.
How can I get my future husband to see that he is not helping his kids by being their friend and letting them walk all over him? He also gives them whatever they want whenever they want. Money is no object.