Amber - posted on 04/07/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hi, I'm a mom of 4, 2 biological boys, and 2 step kids. I'm currently dealing with my 15 year old sons attitude. A lot of things have changed over the past year, I recently got married, him and I bought a nicer home than the boys and I lived in. We recently moved into it, but we are still updating it. My married life is a bit different than normal, we actually have 3 homes, 2 we live in and 1 the boys and I lived in which we are going to sell. My husband is with the boys part time when I have them. I have them a week on and a week off. The other time he is with his kids in a home 2 hours away. My problem is my oldest would rather spend my time with his dad. I refer to him as the Disneyland dad because its all fun there no rules. At our house we have rules. And very few chores. My son is very disrespectful to me and even laughs in my face. I attempt to take things away and he steps in and says you can't my dad bought that for me. His dad is absolutely no help either. I'm at my wits end, my husband and I argue a lot now about everything and my child is doing everything he can to disrespect me. I'm torn not knowing whether to let him go to his dads or make him stay with me on my time. I love him and only want what's best. Any thoughts?