Ashley - posted on 08/01/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I just took on full time responsibility for my 3 year old future step son... he was a sweet boy up until about a month after we moved into our place. Due to finances we allowed his Nana to move in with us in order to be able to afford it. His behavior is getting worse all the time. I am not sure if its me or other things. I have had some issues with his Nana in the past interfering when I try to teach him how to behave properly, she has yelled at me in front of him to disciplining him. I follow the fathers advice and what he says works. She gets mad when I spank him but then its ok for her to spank him when he acts out for her. He thinks he can scream and demand things from me, tries to force himself to be sick when he doesnt get his way. I am just totally at a loss at this point. The dad works a lot and does not see the extreme behavior that goes on because he knows not to act that way towards his dad. But he seems to have no respect for me or for his Nana anymore either. I get along great with her but she seems to interfere and no matter how many times I tell her that she is causing problems she doesnt always listen. She has gotten better about it and I am not sure what all could be the cause and how to handle him at this point. I have no children of my own so this is pretty much new territory for me. I have extreme anxiety issues and stress causes me to have chest problems that makes it hard to breathe and causes severe pain and I am trying my best. I have joined a FB group to get advice and have gotten a lot of rude advice about how I need to just get over my stress and do more for him. I do so much and give up so much for him and I am just getting tired and feel like I am failing. Any helpful suggestions and advice would be much appreciated! Thanks in Advance!