I have seen a lot of posts on Facebook recently (not on this page just in general) about step parents.
I want to have a discussion about what others think is appropriate or not appropriate for step parents to do. Eg discipline and big decisions
(Remember others may have a different opinion and that is ok)
I’ll start with I’m a mum to a 14 year old girl and she has a step mum. She is a wonderful person.
(I know that’s not always the case)
I expect this woman to love and care for my child as tho she was hers. I have never had a problem with her disciplining my daughter.
If my daughter is misbehaving or being rude. I don’t expect the step mum to just ignore it. She has every right to discipline appropriately.
My daughter is at her dads and step mums so it’s their rules while she is there.
My opinion is discipline is apart of the step Mum treating my daughter as her own. I think it would unfair if she wasn’t allowed to have a say in that part.
However I do believe that decision regarding school and things like that is up to her dad an I. But if she has an opinion on these we do listen as she may think of things we haven’t. And go from there.
Also I think if a step parent is financially supporting the step child (even if the parent is) then they should most definitely have a say in things with discipline and what not.
What do other parents/step parents find appropriate or not appropriate?