my step son lies, has anger issues and has no respect for me when his father is not around.

Cassie - posted on 03/13/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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He refuses to do what I ask and days rude things to me. But when other people are around he is nice and sweet and respectful... But totally fake. He is only 8 and I know he has a hard time not being the only child anymore (i have two girls and we have a baby on the way) but I don't feel like that's an excuse to be that way. I have a hard time being around him and it makes me feel bad. Today I couldn't find my keys so I called his school to let them know I'd be late picking him up, they told him he needed to wait for me in the office but instead he walked to his mother's house a block away. We have him 50/50 Monday through Monday. He told everyone that he thought they said to walk to his mom's but I think he's lying. What do I do? I'm so frustrated. And I know his mother is a pathological liar so I know he is learning it from her.

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Cassie - posted on 03/13/2014

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Thanks... I'm getting really sick of the respect talks. I kinda just want to give up and let my husband deal with him. Bit it's hard because I'm the one who has to drive 15 minutes to his school twice a day too drop him off/pick him up and then I'm home with him for a couple hours before my husband gets home.

Nic - posted on 03/13/2014

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Cassie, I Totally Understand What You're Going Through. I Also Have a Step Child (9) who has no respect for me when we are alone. She tests everything I do & say, Until I finally have to tell my husband. We had to sit down & have a long talk about respect, rules & the difference between our house & her mothers. It's sad to say that these children pick up their bad habits from the other parent. Her mother has no respect for either of us & displays her hate towards us in front of my step daughter. This is why I think she acts like it. I hope your situation gets better. Best of luck

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