Nicole - posted on 11/13/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
Recently my step daughter has come to live with my husband and I. She is 15. At her Moms house she was having problems and basically her Mom was neglecting her. I have a 13 year old son with my husband, whom I have devoted my life to. I just don't know where the boundries should be with her. I want to treat her as I do my own son. I want her to feel completely loved and taken care of. At the same time I worry that I will overstep my bounds and make her feel as if her own Mom wasn't good enough for her. What do I do? If I treat her as I do my son she will see all the ways her own Mother went wrong, but if I don't aren't I just as guilty?? Help what do u think?