Crystal - posted on 01/25/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
my six year old step son has been babied and basically allowed to act and do whatever he wants by his father; who has custody of him. (the mother lives 2 states away and really hasnt ever had much to do with him exept holidays) I am much more strict. I have an 11 and 10 year old (they live with their father but i see them every week several days a week) and a 5 year old that lives with us. My 5 year old has her temper tantrums as every child does, but she knows how to behave and that i will not tolerate whining, fit throwing, hitting, throwing things, screaming, yelling at others basically disrespectful behavior. My step son whom i love, but am becoming overwhelmed with because he does not listen and is extremely disrespectful. his father (my husband) tells me to deal with him as i would my own, but it doesnt do anygood cuz then he turns to his dad and his dad doesnt stick to things; unless i make a fuss about it. if i am here my husband is better, but when im not here there's no strickness...the hardest part is that my husband will be gone for 30 days and i will have to deal with him by myself...help because i can not and will not tolerate this little boys disrespect!!!!