My husband ignores snotty and disrespectful behavior and says I "pick" on his daughter when she needs some parenting and it's wrecking everything!

Lisa - posted on 01/31/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )




My stepdaughter is allowed to answer an adult snotty and my husband thinks I should tolerate it. For instance- Dad asks do want a paper plate? Daughter says "yeeessss"! Snotty. She should have said "sure dad". Dad says it's nothing be easy on her-
Any thoughts?


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Jodi - posted on 01/31/2014




I agree with Shawnn. If she speaks disrespectfully to her father, and her father is okay with that, that is between them. If she speaks rudely to you, by all means, correct her.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/31/2014




Quit butting in. He's her parent, you are not. You, at most, may correct her if she speaks rudely to you, just like you would with any kid, but you don't have the authority to correct her behaviour towards her father.

And, I do have to say that "snotty" is interpreted differently by different people. So, you may be a little overboard, which may be why Dad is telling you to back off.

And, if the two of you are married, then you need to discuss mutual house rules, and agree to them, and the enforcement. Actually, this should have been done prior to blending the family, but it needs to be addressed now.

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