Ellen - posted on 04/26/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
my family consists of two 3 years olds. One happens to be a daddy's girl and the other is a mommy's boy. The girl has daddy wrapped around her finger everything we do ends up being a crying session. he has her part time a couple days during the week and so i feel like he just gives into everything because 'he doesnt see her everyday' but then i have my son pretty much full time. it causes fights all the time because i get frustrated that he just doesnt put his foot down to her and be the parent and not the friend. when i have both the kids or her she is fine its whenever he is in the picture. how can i bring issues up to him without it being a fight over who treats their kids which way.
another issue is bed time! i was a single mom for 2 years when my son was born and my son slept with me.then i ended up living with a friend and her kids so they all had bedtime and went to sleep on their own. now that we have moved in together i have gotten them each their own car and princess bed. daddy has a hard time with it because he wants to sleep with both the kids in bed and i disagree because he works all day and til 9 pm 4 nights out of the week so i feel like bedtime gives us our time. so i have gottten him to put her to sleep in her bed but in middle of night he wants to just let them sleep with us and causes another fight.
sorry im typing this fast due to not having much time to do this but if anyone has any advice for blending a family that has a spoiled daddys girl and a ornery stubborn mommy's boy it would be much appreciated!!!