“My Blended Family Won’t Blend!” Part II: What You Should Do As Soon As Your Stepkids Disrespect You

“My Blended Family Won’t Blend!” Part II: What You Should Do As Soon As Your Stepkids Disrespect You

By James Lehman, MSW

This will be part 2 of the two-part series by James Lehman, MSW on Blended Families. In this specific article, James covers the significance of respectful behavior in a blended household, and just how parents is capable of this from all of the children when you look at the family members.

Let’s say Your Stepkids Disrespect You?

Naturally, stepparents become very upset whenever their stepchildren are disrespectful for them. I’ve had parents started to me personally in difficult circumstances where in actuality the young ones were actually being rude or obnoxious, saying things like, “You’re maybe maybe not my dad, We don’t need certainly to pay attention to you!” allow me to be clear: parents need to be careful, because when that style of behavior gets entrenched, it is extremely tough to end. When you’re rude, children protect themselves—and they train grownups just exactly what never to ask of these and just just what not to ever expect of these. Continue reading ““My Blended Family Won’t Blend!” Part II: What You Should Do As Soon As Your Stepkids Disrespect You”