Michelle - posted on 04/15/2014 ( 8 moms have responded )
I am 19 years old, not a step mom but I have an older boyfriend who I moved in with and who has a daughter from a previous girlfriend and she is 7, a bit on the "stuck up" side which is completely different than how I live or would have my kids live. Her mother is a 28 year old lives at home, collects child support and doesn't do anything for herself, she doesn't even treat her daughter respect or manners. So when we get Kayla on the weekends Friday-Sunday I deal with attitude and lots of stress, being a full time student and worker, the weekends use to be when I relaxed, but its too much of a hassle on the weekends. I get aggravated and try not to let things affect me but I feel as if they do. I love Roger we have been together for 2 years but the weekends are starting to come and I dread them, I dread taking her to my parents house because I am embarrassed by how she acts and don't want anyone to think that she would ever act this way if she is my kid. I just need help I guess, I don't know how to go about things, ive never interacted with a stepmom or kids with split parents. My family is all together, all siblings have their kids and their husbands, no one is there for advice.