Lacieann - posted on 02/28/2012 ( 61 moms have responded )
My step daughter (she's 5) recently spent a day telling me that her mom told her brother (he's 3, almost four) "I'm sorry I'm not good enough."
The back story is that my step son was upset and wanted to come back to be with his dad and me because his mom had to go to work and he didn't want to be at a baby sitters.
I ended up telling my step daughter that I'm sorry her mommy said that. I was kind of in shock at the time, but I think I gave a good response. I'm curious how you all would handle it, or if you would bring it up to the mom at all?
Their mom doesn't have the greatest self esteem or make the wisest choices in her life. Should I bring up that her negative self image will directly impact her kids, or should I let my fiance' do it, or should I just try and do damage control on my end and hope that my and their dad's influence will be enough to give them a good self image.
Their mom and I don't exactly get along, and I try to not involve myself directly with her, but this comment has been weighing on my mind a lot, and I don't know what to do....