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"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa
I am not a step-mother.
I am a woman who had two different step-mothers growing up. From my childhood experiences, I gently (yet STRONGLY) encourage all step-mothers to take a more active role in parenting, especially parenting the female step-child. These girls are looking to you as role models. YOU help balance out the birth-mother (natural mother, real mother, whatever term you use) issues. Please embrace your role and stand up for what you believe, even when the other parent has his/her eyes closed.
In the OP's case, I encourage you to discuss this with your DH more. He is enabling the behavior, which is likely to continue and escalate. Facebook isn't the main issue here, but it is putting the issue in your faces to be dealt with. Consider it a gift to find out how this child is relating to life right now. She is essentially asking for help in coping with the loss of her mother (or some aspect of it).
Happy Homesteading Homeschooling Homebirthing Beekeeping Dready (& a bit redneck even) Mama to 4 fab kids : dd (23), dd (13), ds (11), dd (5)