Devan - posted on 04/23/2013 ( 13 moms have responded )
What do we do!?!? No exaggeration here, my two year old step daughter cries the entire time she is with us. We have her half of the week and she is absolutely miserable. She will break down if you ask her to play, if my husband needs to leave the room she looses it, she freaks if you can't hold her, and of course forget about naps and sleep. She whispers things to herself like "daddy hold Starla," "or mommy's house, mommy's house" or "Starla calm down" most of the time while rocking back and fourth. She needs to touch my husband constantly, especially his face, and will cry "hi daddy" for minutes just repeating herself. She is telling her mother that I am mean to her. She is very anti social and doesn't like to spend time with other kids or her step sister - in fact she says my nine month old is mean too and will hit her and hurt her right in front of us. When she was here last week she had said she didn't want to see her dad any more. She isn't all too vocal and seems to be a little delayed with speech, but when she does manage to say things its directly to whatever point she makes. Her mother refuses to co parent with my husband and does everything Starla wants. I just don't know what to do. It is almost impossible to have her over because she cries, no exaggeration, for the entire time she is here - sometimes she will even scream. My 9 month old only seems to cry when she is over, and it is very stressful on all of us. Anyone experience anything like this?!