Linda - posted on 12/07/2015 ( 12 moms have responded )
I married a father of 4 children younger than my children. The step children were disrespectful and demanding with many behavior problems. The father wanted them to call me mom but my own children were very opposed to this. My children mentored them and had great patience with their special needs. With their mother absent from their lives I was denied the step mother role. I did everything for them a mother would but was uncomfortable with them calling me mom. I believe all feelings should be considered and since I have my own children, their feelings should come before the step children on this. I'd like some thoughts on this.