Kri - posted on 03/26/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )
As a step parent, when do you stop being the bad guy? I'm currently have this problem as everything I say ranging from 'clean your room' to 'please don't unlock the bedroom door' becomes a game of he said she said with my 7yr old stepson. I try not to engage in it and simply state what happened to his father and go on my merry way. But it wears on you and I hit my breaking point this morning after telling him for the umpteenth time to stop unlocking the bedroom door and his subsequent crying session where his father sat there and stared at me as if I was the most horrible mother ever.
So my question is, when does the stepparent stop being the bad guy...or bad woman in this case?