I need some advice. I've read in several places that disciplining your step-children isn't the best idea...that you should leave it up to their birth parents. While my soon-to-be step son and step daughter and both well behaved, they sometimes forget their manners (especially in public...like bumping into other people without excusing themselves) and my fiance isn't quick to remind them...he actually doesn't at all. I feel that because he doesn't have primary custody, and only sees the kids once a month or so, he doesn't want to spend his time nit-picking their behavior. My parents taught me how important manners are, and I think my step-children should know as well. Do you think I'm being to petty? Should I step in? Let dad deal with it? any thoughts?
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12/5/06 at 3:39pm