Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Disrespectful Step Children and Teens - What To Do When Your Step-Kids Disrespect You

If you haven’t done so already, sit down with the kids in your blended family and lay out some ground rules. Start by saying, “In our family now, this is what a parent is.” And, “In our family now, these are the expectations on every child.” I recommend that you tell your stepkids from the beginning, “You don’t have to call me Mommy, but you have to be respectful and follow my directions.” And both adults need to do this with all the children in the family.

Did you do this. Did you sit down with the family and lay out some groundrules

Stepfamily Australia - http://stepfamilyaustralia.posterous.com - If you haven’t done so already, sit down with the kids in your blended family and lay out some ground rules. Start by saying, “In our family now, this is what a parent is.” And, “In our family now, these are the expectations on every child.” I recommend that you tell your stepkids from the beginning ...

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