Need help adjusting to being a 'step mum'

Katherine - posted on 08/24/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Hi. Just need some help adjusting to be a step mum. My partner has 2 young boys, a 7 year old and a 3 year old. I am just not sure where I fit into anything. The BM is about due to have another baby in the next day or two and home schools the elder boy and the youngest doesn't go to a play group or preschool. Im worried the impact this has on the boys and its affecting their behaviour when they come and stay with us. The children lack social skills, both their father and I are worried about the ability of the BM and home schooling. I am a very emotional person and I get very passionate and involved in everything I do and all of this is just getting on top me and stressing me out. I know this all seems vague and not much but all the little things are just getting too much. We get the 7yo ever second weekend and the 3yo comes for the day on saturdays (this in its self seems wrong especially when he asks to stay all the time) on friday the BM and her new partner rang to tell the 7yo they had brought him an online subscription game that his dad had said he didnt want him to have so that on the saturday the 7yo didnt want to stay with us anymore and went home to his mum to play the game all day. I just need some advice on how to distance myself a little bit so that these little things arent affecting me so much. But I want the best for those boys and my partner.

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