Help kids misbehaving

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I have 5 children whom all can't get along with each other. My eldest doesn't want other siblings. My next eldest ( has an absent mother, my stepson) my next two are from my ex husband who is absolutely the scurge of the earth and they are resentful they do not see him. My last baby is my son with my current husband who all the children have resentment for. They are angry and I need advice!

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Jodi - posted on 12/22/2013

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Ah, ok, when you said "two from my ex husband" I didn't realise they were yours as well, I misinterpreted. My apologies, I was confused. I am certainly not criticising you for trying to blend the family, but you have children from three different relationships and trying to blend that can be VERY difficult (I know, I've done it and am continuing to manage it 12 years later). You haven't mentioned ages. However, siblings sometimes don't get along. There are times our children don't get along too - but it is normal occasionally, depending on what they are doing to each other.

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I have my ex husbands children because they are mine as well. He has temporarily lost his visitation due to criminal and violent behavior. Thank you for your advice. We have a blended family and trying to get them to work together. Yes my children do go to therapy and we do a lot with our kids (my new husband and I )

Jodi - posted on 12/21/2013

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Why do you have your ex-husband's children? It sounds to me like they have every right to feel resentful. There seems to be some real dysfunction in your family, and some very sad situations - lots of split family, lots of things to be upset over. Have you sought family therapy for these things?

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