step parenting advice

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Registered: 11-21-2004
step parenting advice
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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 4:31pm

i'm not a step parent, but I'm curious what those of you who are think of this guys take on it.

http://www.rosemond.com/?page_id=1528

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Sat, 06-18-2011 - 11:06am

I remember one time when my DD was 16 she was out w my car & "forgot" that she was supposed to go pick up her brother at their dad's house, so I ended up doing it.

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Registered: 03-09-2009
Sat, 06-18-2011 - 1:29pm
I would have been upset too and for the same reasons. And my DH would have had to be ok with me veto-ing his punishment.

I'm lucky, I guess, that my DH will wait for us to discuss what measures to take. He even waits to tell me that, for example, he doesn't want my DS to use his computer for awhile (if he's left a mess around it) even though I wouldn't mind if he just went ahead. On other matters (ones which don't directly affect him), about 98% of the time I back him up (and his suggestions), but he does wait to discuss the matter with me. I don't think that I could handle it if he was arbitrarily deciding on rules and punishments for MY kid. I sure as heck didn't do that for HIS kids.
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Registered: 11-21-2004
Sun, 06-19-2011 - 8:15pm

ummmm, I kinda forgot that I put this up and now just read through all the responses.

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