How to work as a blended family. . . .

Lisa - posted on 05/22/2011 ( no moms have responded yet )

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I live with my 4 yr old son, my boyfriend and his 2 yr old daughter that he has full time.

Him and I have completely different parenting skills. My boyfriend is playful with the kids but he is not the disciplinary type. All I hear him say all day is "No Thank you" to the kids when they are doing something they aren't suppose to. And since I am not the mother of his daughter, I don't feel right stepping in and putting her on a time out when she does something I feel is wrong.

My other concern is, meal time. When I make a meal that I know she will eat, and he is home . . . she won't eat it because if she asks her dad for something else he'll cave and give it to her. Now my son is starting to act like her. Expecting the same thing.

Trying to talk to my boyfriend is nearly impossible because he gets offended or angry if I make a comment about his daughter or his parenting skills. I try not to be "I'm right, You're wrong". I try to give reason for my suggestions, and he still gets offended.

Not sure what to do?

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