And so it begins

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Registered: 06-18-2009
And so it begins
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Thu, 02-25-2010 - 8:33pm

I know 13, soon to be 14 is a tough age, I get it. I raised one girl already and know what the hormones are about too.

Real SM's use Jazz Hands
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Registered: 12-31-2009
Fri, 02-26-2010 - 11:55am

And this, my dear, is where you step back and apply NMKNMP (not my kid not my problem.) You raised one daughter, you've done your job. As an SM, I always want to be a positive influence on SD, however, if she goes crazy and "sneers" at me, I have a right to step away and let her parents parent her.


Teens are tough years and your SD has two living parents to help her through it.

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Registered: 12-12-2007
Fri, 02-26-2010 - 1:12pm

I feel you on the lovely clam up thing!! I'm not a step mom yet, but my BF's DD17 sure does this!!!

KRISTIE
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Registered: 06-18-2009
Sat, 02-27-2010 - 6:06pm

Thankyou both ladies, for your replies. After I wrote on here that she had left in a huff, all hell broke loose. What her little sister and I BOTH thought was, that she went for a walk to be alone or maybe over to a friends house for abit ( to tell her friend how awful her stepmom is blah, blah, blah...you know, basic stuff) but what she did was go somewhere to use the phone and proceeded to phone a good friend of her biomother to come get her, she's moving outta here! This woman, rather than phoning her dads cel or phoning

Real SM's use Jazz Hands
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Registered: 06-18-2009
Sat, 02-27-2010 - 6:21pm

PS: I beleive a public trashing of me on facebook would deserve a public apology

Real SM's use Jazz Hands