Angele - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )
I have three stepchildren. My stepdaughter's mother is deceased so we have no problems there. My two stepson's ( 14 and 11) have the same mother not the same as my stepdaughter. My 14 yr old stepson came to live with us about two months ago. It was consenual between all parties, his mother was happy about it but realized he needed his father. She looks for any reason to make him moved back to her house. This past weekend was hers. He came home crying because she was making him feel bad about not calling. I have been married to his father for the last 8 years. The whole time he lived with his mother, she never made him call his father weekly. His father would call him weekly and check up on him(them). Now that the shoe is on the other foot, all the rules change. Do you think we should make him call his mother? He sees her every Monday and every other weekend. She will just stop by also which we have no problems with. We are not trying to disassociate him with her. So, what is your opinion on who is responsible for phone calls?