Heather - posted on 06/16/2013 ( 14 moms have responded )
My boyfriend (soon to be husband) has 2 children that he is trying to build a relationship with. He was separated from them for most of their lives. I helped him find them and start the whole process.
Both children came to stay with us last summer (us being my 5 year old daughter, my boyfriend and myself.) They stayed with us for most of the summer. I thought things went well even though it wasn't easy for any of us.
I found out recently that their mother, who they live with the rest of the time, is bad mouthing me to them. I'm not the kind of person to do that to anyone. It is sick to mess with children's minds. What should I do if they say something nasty to me?
Their father wants to handle all the discipline. That is fine with me, but what if they are mean to my daughter or hurt her?
They are coming to stay with us again this summer and I am so stressed out.
Any suggestions on how to deal with this situation?