Cari - posted on 06/30/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have been married for 2yrs, but we have been together for 4yrs now. My step son is out of control and he will be 8yrs old in September. I love my step son dearly but I can't take his attitude or his lashing out on my other children anymore. My husband always makes excuses like he's probably just tired, or thats his moms attitude coming out in him and the list goes on..... I have tried talking with my husband about it but he seems to get upset when we talk about his son. For the last four years he has taken out his aggression on my daughter that will be 4 in September. He has done anything from smashing her fingers with hot wheels cars to pushing\pulling on her arms and legs as hard as he can, covering her mouth with his hand and plugging her nose so she can't breathe, he has got into trouble at his school from punching kids in their faces to spitting in their faces..... The list goes on and on. I'm the bad guy by proposing to spank him for his actions, because putting him in the corner, taking toys away does not work..... But on the other hand my husband spanks my soon to be four year old daughter and the reasoning I get behind that is we have her full time and he only has his son every other weekend and he doesn't want his son t be mad at him. Then there is conflict between me, him and his ex-wife. Is there anyone out there that is the same situation as me and if so how did you handle it??