4 year old stepson NEED HELP!

Savannah - posted on 09/11/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )




I am having MAJOR issues the last 3 months with my 4 year old almost stepson.The 4 year old tells me multiple times to shut up, no, I am talking to MY daddy, etc. My fiance and I have tried everything from disciplining him to ignoring the behavior to "talking" to the mother and nothing is changing. Found out yesterday the BM had called DHS on me for child abuse as well. My fiance and I have been together for 2 years. He and the mother broke up once she found she was pregnant with their second child. She was 7 months pregnant or so when fiance and I started dating. I have been in the picture with the 4 year old since day 1 of us dating and now in the last 3 months things are getting progressively worse. I am burnt out and dread getting the boys because I don't know what to do anymore.


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Ev - posted on 09/11/2016




First, you are not the step mother as you are not married to the father as yet.
Second, dad needs to start dong some sort of consistent discipline with the child when he is in the home.
Third, YOU can not expect to say anything to the mom and have it work.
Fourth, you need to get on the same page with your fiance about rules and consequences for this child.

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