Need help with step daughter trying to be the new mom in house.

Rachelle - posted on 04/08/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )




My husbands daughter moved in with us about two weeks ago. I am the only working person my husband has a disability so he struggles to get work. He looks after my two children My daughter is 2 years and my baby boy is 2 months old. So she moved in this holiday. Trying to be the mom and saying she can do everything right according to her daddy. If she does something wrong he would say it was his fault. They will share a couch at night. Even fall asleep on the couch. He does not see me. Al I am is the cleaning cooking and working machine. What can I do???


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Raye - posted on 04/08/2016




How old is your step-daughter?
I agree with Evelyn, you should be having conversations with your husband about the ground rules and consequences that apply to ALL the kids. It's good if the step-daughter wants to help, but the father should not be covering for her mistakes. There will be an adjustment period, and hopefully things will settle into a workable routine. But it's important to be on the same page with your husband.

Ev - posted on 04/08/2016




You guys should have sat down and had a conversation about house rules, who was to do what, and how consequences were to be done with this child. It has only been two weeks and it seems they are taking advantage of you. Where is her mother?

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