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My name is Jill. I am a divorced mother of one. She is 14 and a freshman in high school. I am living with my boyfriend who has joint custody of his son who is 4. There is a 10 year difference between my boyfriend and I.... What brought me here is a few things actually.

The first is that boyfriend and mom of baby boy are nowhere on the same parenting plan. Father understands the need of discipline and learning. The mother well, she just laughed and thought it was hilarious when the boy continually grabbed his package. Mother lives in a separate state so custody at this point is every two months. His education is lacking. As I said he is 4 but levels are between 18 months and 3. I don't feel there is a learning disorder other than possible ADHD. But he does NOT know abc's, can not count to 10 (usually only 3) and he can not define his age on his fingers.

We do work with him but with dad being 10 years younger than me it feels like I'm teaching him too. It's stressful. My daughter is add and I had no problem teaching her but I was a stay at home ft mom then. But she started kindly at 4 reading on a first grade level. She was easy and I'm lost for what to do when everything he learns is unlearned when he goes back to mom....

Ideas on step parenting would be great. He does have appointments for behavioral and learning but how do I get thru until then?
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Hi Jill
Welcome to Mothering!!! You sound like you have quite the eventful life! I wish I had some answers for you but I don't. Maybe you could post a question in the Parenting thread:http://www.mothering.com/community/f/35/parenting
Or maybe in the Blended family and Step parenting Forum:http://www.mothering.com/community/f/333/blended-and-step-family-parenting
Best to you and the mamas here do have lots of advice!
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