I am beside myself!!

Ava - posted on 11/24/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hello everyone. I am so frustrated and completely beside my self. Not sure how to change the way I feel. My step son drives me crazy. He's so disrespectful, rude, disobedient and all around annoying. I have really tried to like him and spend one on one time with him but my feelings haven't changed. He's very jealous of my son and he steals and breaks my sons things. He doesn't listen to me no matter what I tell him. His father tells me to let him know but his son doesn't even mind him so of course he won't mind me. I love kids and my husband and I am so happy when his sons not here. Not sure why I feel this way but I just can't find it in me to like him. :( HELPP!!!!

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Raye - posted on 11/25/2015

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Ava, you and the boy's father need to be on the same page with rules and consequences. He doesn't listen to you, because no one makes him accountable. Kids need rules and consequences. You may not be the boy's mother, but you are the mother in your house, and he does need to listen to you. He needs to learn respect for people and property. His father needs to back you up and be united when it comes to discipline. Some parents are afraid to make their kids lives harder by making them mind, because of the difficulties of being in a split family. But that definitely does not do the child any favors. Children need to learn right and wrong so they can grow to be responsible adults.

Ava - posted on 11/25/2015

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Hi Jodi. His son is 12 and mine is 11. His son tells me that he doesn't have to do anything I tell him bc I am not his mom. I am so frustrated. We have been together 2 years.

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