Katie - posted on 08/09/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
I have a 2 1/2 year old step-son and he does not like me. It doesn't matter what I do, he just doesn't care to be around me. He's very attached to his dad and if I try to step in and do anything with him, he gets so upset. He is very hard to be around. He screams and cries incessantly when he doesn't get what he wants. His tantrums are so bad they will last up to an hour at least two times a day. I'm at my wits end. He's so hard to be around or spend time with. It causes problems between my fiance and I because I have a hard time being around his son when he is there. I don't know where I stand in his life as far as the discipline goes. I have never spanked him, but I do scold him if he does something wrong. Half the time my fiance acts like it's okay and then the other half he gets mad at me about it. I want to develop a relationship with my step-son, but I feel like I've tried everything and nothing is working. I feel like he has some issues that cause him to act the way he does, but my fiance and his ex-wife won't take him to the doctor. Am I overreacting?