Disrespectful and Angry Stepson -- HELP!

Ash - posted on 01/29/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )




I have been a part of my stepson's life since he was 2 years old, he is now 9. A couple of months after coming into my husband's life, his ex became very angry and jealous and well, you know how that story goes. We ended up in a huge battle - lots of back and forth - lots of bashing - a total mess. It was not until a few months ago that she had a baby with someone else and finally moved on, 7 years later. Although we are in a good place and my husband is allowed to see his son more frequently, you can see the affects in my stepson. He was never disciplined, even early on. He is very disrespectful, not just to me but to everyone around him. He pretty much does whatever he pleases and there are never any consequences behind it. His behavior has recently become so bad that his mother does not even want to deal with the monster she has created. I feel so bad because I know it is not his fault, but having a daughter of my own, I do not want him around especially when his father is not there. He will tell my daughter to call me names, ignore me when I tell him to do something, just a true nightmare. Help!


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Raye - posted on 01/29/2016




You and your husband need to get on the same page for rules and consequences for all children in the house. The father needs to back you up and make sure his son knows you do have authority to discipline him. Kids need structure. They need rules and swift, consistent, and fair consequences.

You can't control what happens at the mom's house. But you can demand respect and proper behavior at your house.

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