Angel - posted on 10/16/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
My husband and I met online . I am from a different country and grew up in a culture that respect to elderly especially to parents are very vital .I have my own child , a 11 y/o daughter , and 2 step kids ; one is a 10 y/o boy and the other is a 12 y/o girl ..Since my husband and I got married I am having problems dealing with my step kids most especially to my step daughter ...sometimes I asked myself why are they behaving so badly considering that their mother came and grew up from country and culture where I came from. aren't their mother thought them how to respect their elderly most importantly their parents/ .. I feel so helpless every time I have confrontation with my step daughter ,she does not want to be given small responsibilities around the house .she does not want to follow rules , every time I tell her to do simple things at least to help out around the house ; she would either give me a face , make annoying sounds like slam the door , stamping her feet and a lot more that would make me feel most of the time that I am almost getting in to my last nerve.. and what makes it more worst is that when my husband would just sit there and do nothing cause he's scared that he might push them away from him and ended up living with their mother ..I ask myself sometime ,how can he not teach his kids to respect me the way I thought my daughter to respect him . Please .... I need advices ; opinions that would somehow help my situation .