I need help! My 10 year old Step daughter got a cell phone, what do i do?

Jamie - posted on 08/17/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I need help! My 10 year old Step daughter got a cell phone (from her mom) for her birthday last week and latley she has had a horrible attitude. Today she was talking back to her dad and he threatened to take her cell phone away. She snuck upstairs and called her mother and told her mom and her mother said he cant take it away and if he does she will fly home (she is on vacation) and come get her. I dont think its fair that she can get away with bad behavior. If you try to punish her she is just going to call her mom, what do I do? I dont want her to set a bad example for the other child in our home

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Jennie - posted on 11/30/2012

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The same thing just happened back in August with my fiance's 11yr old daughter! She got an iphone 4 fr her birthday. An iphone4!?!? My fiance' was upset about it, but it was her mother that decided that's what his child support money should go to. The kids have very expensive clothes, like Aeropostale and Hollister, only because their mother doesn't pay for it. I'm an only child and I didn't get spoiled like that! I totally agree Jamie, what can you do to discipline the step child? All she will do is say she wants to go home or better yet, she's decided she doesn't want to do overnight visits anymore. Even though we get along great, she knows that she won't get her every wish and command granted when she's with us. His son, on the other hand, if money isn't being spent on him, and his father tells him "No," for whatever reason, the son throws the biggest tantrums. It's his way or no way at all. All my fiance' says about that is, "Well, that's just how he is." My fiance' has been led to believe that he has absolutely no authority over his children whatsoever so they walk all over him. When they don't get their way, they call Mommy to come to the rescue.

Jenny - posted on 11/07/2012

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i feel ur pain. I am a step mom of a 11 old daughter, and rules at my house is no phone, u have to leave it with ur mom, ( when she had custody). if ur mom needs u she can either call me or ur dad and i stuck to my guns and it helped alot when her father backed me up 100% of the way. hope this helps

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