What to do when my husband is always taking my stepson side?

Shavone - posted on 01/02/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




MY stepson is 6 years old and he's been with me since he was 4 1/2 but it seems as if me and hm are finally on the same page but his father doesn't agree. If i set rules for my stepson like no sweets after 1pm and you must eat all of your food before anything to drink etc. His father still gives him cookies etc which sometimes make him sick and we had a major fight because he thought me wanting him to eat his salad before giving him his garlic bread and juice stupid. Im ready to throw in the towel because its a constant struggle on what i can and cannot do with him. What should i do? Am i over reacting? Also my stepson mom died when he was 2 so everyone has craddled him ALOT to the point that when i met him he was allowed to do WHATEVER he wanted good or bad. Because of this he has had a nail go through his foot, tried to perm his hair, damaged his eye lens and currently needs surgey, almost lost his finger to a turtle and a bunch of other stupid things. What am i to do???


Michelle - posted on 01/03/2013




You need to be sitting down with your husband and setting the house rules together so he understands them. You both need to be on the same page. Explain to him why you have each rule and what happens when they aren't adhered to.

It also sounds like your husband doesn't want to "upset" him because of the loss but it's no way to bring up a child.

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