Step parent problem!!!

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I am a remarried mother of 3. My girls are 10 and my son is almost 12. I am not sure how to handle a problem that is going on in my house. My husband does not have any kids never really been around them. He has been picking on the kids!! Everything they do is wrong in his eyes. He get on to them all the time. We have different styles when parenting. He goes by the way he was raised very strict. Lately the girls and I have been walking on eggshells it seems like, just to keep him happy and not be in a bad mood all the time. It is getting to where my kids do not want to be around him. I just don't know what to do. Has anyone ever had this problem, if so how do I handle it!! We have talked and talked about this till I am sick of talking. It never does any good. If it comes down to it I will choose my kids over a man. I just hope it does not come to that.

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Dove - posted on 08/06/2012




Suggest to him that all of you go to family counseling to talk out these issues with a neutral third party present and come to some sort of understanding. If he isn't willing to do that then explain to him that you do not want to upset him, but you can't have your kids afraid to breathe in their own home and that you and the kids will need to live somewhere else until you, as a family, can come to an understanding about the issues you all are having.

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