Angela - posted on 12/15/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have a difficult 13 year old step son who is progressively getting harder to handle. His dad works long hours so I'm home with the kids more than he is. When his son acts out or isn't minding the house rules, he becomes defiant. When I bring it to his dads attention he lies about the situation. Sadly, dad takes his side most of the time over me. It's a tough situation because I believe in treating all kids the same however i'm finding myself avoiding the son to avoid further issues. Which feels like i'm making him the exception to the rules. I find myself walking on egg shells around him because of the lies he's created to make me the bad guy. I feel so lost. Any suggestions on how to handle this? Me and my partner are almost ready to call it quits over this. Together we have five boys and the other four are about over his behavior as well. I just want a happy home again.