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Registered: 08-29-2003
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Sun, 12-21-2008 - 9:56am

I have a question.

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Registered: 04-27-2006
In reply to: elapsed
Mon, 12-22-2008 - 11:47am

Hi,

 


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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: elapsed
Mon, 12-29-2008 - 12:05am
I'm not sure how to handle this situation. I do think you need to talk to your husband and explain to him that from your view it looks like his son is being mean and disrespectful and that is why you stepped in. Does he feel the same way? Does he consider this fun and just part of how things are between fathers and sons? Does he honestly want you to stay completely out of discipline or is it more that he doesn't want you to step in when he believes he is handling things and he will return the favor and let you handle things if you are in the process of dealing with your step son? Some people feel it is important to not send mixed messages to the kids and so ask for and expect a united front from their partner. They also expect to be left to handle the situation alone unless they specifically ask for help.