Halftime Mom and A Difficult Child

Erin - posted on 06/16/2017 ( no moms have responded yet )

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My husband and I have been together 3 years, married 4 months. He has one 10 year old son and his ex is barely ever around. She travels for work, so we have him full time as of now (she's had him 3 times in the three years we have been together, bouncing him to a different school with every new boyfriend). His son is a HANDFUL, he had no boundaries, no respect, talks back, is a bully, cries at every no, does absolutely nothing to help, and is basically cold. You can't touch him without him pushing you away, he's always talking violently (I'll smack them, I'll beat them up) My husband is a business owner and works very hard, so it's not always easy to get him to focus on the issues at hand. I am finding myself resentful, angry, and have a very hard time wanting to do anything positive for or with the child. He sees himself as a equal to adults and will interrupt conversations or throw tantrums when he can't do what adults do. I do not know what to do to help this child or this situation. I hate always being angry and feel guilty that it's come to such a dislike for the child. What do I do? How do I get my husband to understand I cannot live like this anymore and get this child to respect authority?? Any advice welcomed.

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