Andrea - posted on 03/06/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )
My step son who just turned 9 is a bit of a worry for me at the moment, I don't know if his behaviour is normal for his age, I think its odd and a bit behind. I have a lot of step kids, he is the oldest, then has a 6 year old sister, and a 4 year old brother, and a 3 year old sister. The 9 year old is a bedwetter, pees the bed every night. I threw up the other day having to clean his sheets ( am pregnant and the smell is nasty) we have tried diapers, but they leak through, wake him up in the night if we can catch it. The worst is in the morning...he doesn't care to shower off the pee, and until recently was leaving his wet sheets on the bed. He plays with the younger of the two children, and will bully them, and cause nothing but fights. He sneaks around in our room, and goes through our drawers. Wont participate in any chores, claims not to be able to do simple tasks like turning on the shower. His father and I are really concerned but there is little support from bio mom to work together on his issues. He is behind in school, talks like a baby sometimes, will sit and watch dora the explorer unless one of us says something about him maybe watching something more mature. If you confront him about an issue he always uses this really whiney "no" at my wits end, and would love advice, or to know I am not alone!! cheers thanks!