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Nana - posted on 03/01/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am a singly mom of 8 year old son. I did not do a formal introduction to my new boyfriend. My son met him for a few times now. however my son does not respect my boyfriend at all. The guy told me that he cannot take it anymore to be disrespected by a little boy and will leave us in peace.

I would like to know what might be the reason of my son not respecting my boyfriend?


MaryAnn - posted on 03/01/2016




The issue is that you must demand it.
It has nothing to do with him. Nothing to do with your son.
You are responsible for him, and you must give him no other option but to be respectful. How you do this is up to you. You wouldnt let him disrespect a teacher, or a crossing gaurd or a bus driver or your parents... Dont let him disrespect your partner.
If your child has issues with his father, or other stresses, definitely make sure those are taken care of- but it is NO excuse. To allow it as an excuse is to parent from guilt.

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