Christine - posted on 06/17/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
My ss, who is four, can be a difficult little boy, but as a whole he is a very sweet and imaginative little boy. I notice that around his mother and her family he turns into a completely different person. I knew that he acted differently for his mother, but I didn't really understand how different until last night, when we all attended his school ceremony. When he is around her he turns into an absolute brat! He throws tempers, whines about whatever she is correcting him for, starts crying his eyes out if he doesn't get his way or she needs to leave the room. He NEVER acts that way around us. I was actually embrassed because he was acting so bad. When I am around her I really am just the step mother, not the mother figure. I don't want her to think that I am trying to take her place and all that. She actually has stopped me from correcting him in the past. I was just amazed at how different he could and would act and how little she could control him. Do any of you have this problem?