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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-12-2006, 02:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,656
Posted By StpMonstr
I like the journal idea. I don't think you have...

I like the journal idea. I don't think you have a choice right now but later on if the kids come calling and asking questions, they will see that they were (are) loved and you were (both of you)...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-10-2006, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By StpMonstr
Your question is a tough one. Referring to the...

Your question is a tough one. Referring to the Dummies book, it recommends that all discipline come from the bio-parent, especially in the beginning. You're just in the beginning stages of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-03-2006, 10:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By StpMonstr
Believe it or not, in an act of desperation, I...

Believe it or not, in an act of desperation, I bought the book "Step-parenting for Dummies"! It was on sale in B&N and it had some pretty good advice. Unfortunately, there aren't too many helpful...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-30-2006, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By StpMonstr
Congratulations. Since you are a stepchild, you...

Congratulations. Since you are a stepchild, you have a head start. I would suggest following his lead. Be yourself, let him have his relationship with his Dad, and give him time to adjust. My...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-26-2005, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By StpMonstr
Good for you! Who said StepMom's are wicked???...

Good for you! Who said StepMom's are wicked??? My dss's mom used to send gifts for my dh (from her, not the kids!).....anyway, she may not acknowledge it your dsd will appreciate it and that's the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-21-2005, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By StpMonstr
Pray for her. Seriously. She is very sick. I've...

Pray for her. Seriously. She is very sick. I've been there with my DH's ex. She is a very sick 'lady'. I could write a book on the things she put us through, the kids, and now she manipulating a...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-11-2005, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By StpMonstr
One thing to keep in mind is, this too shall...

One thing to keep in mind is, this too shall pass. For me when things got really tough and I was near the edge, I would run. I would put on my sneakers, drive, yes, drive, to the nicest park and get...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-08-2005, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By StpMonstr
Thanks for the viewpoint from the other side. We...

Thanks for the viewpoint from the other side. We have talked to her over the years. Together and separately. We've done it in loving ways and we also argued about it. Together and separately. I've...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-07-2005, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By StpMonstr
Dad is in the hospital with major surgery coming...

Dad is in the hospital with major surgery coming up. Do I call the daughter that refuses to answer his calls and tell her what's going on....or let it go....as much as I don't like what she's doing...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-13-2005, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By StpMonstr
Trust me, my dh is no angel but as far as being...

Trust me, my dh is no angel but as far as being abusive to his daughter or her mom, I don't think it happened. There was fighting and yelling but mom was also cheating on dad so....also, mom did a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-11-2005, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By StpMonstr
I'll try to be brief but this one is very...

I'll try to be brief but this one is very complicated. DSS is an adult with a child. DH and I married when she was in her teens. Both of her parents used her as a weapon against each other. She has...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-19-2005, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By StpMonstr
I wish I could offer something positive but what...

I wish I could offer something positive but what you're going thru now is what I went thru for years and I'm still going thru! The kids were always in the middle and as much as I tried to ignore the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-01-2005, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By StpMonstr
When we were first married my family made every...

When we were first married my family made every attempt to accept and include my stepkids. However, they were once again not given permission by their mother to participate in blending into a new...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-28-2005, 02:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,161
Posted By StpMonstr
My kids know the real deal about their dad. They...

My kids know the real deal about their dad. They accept what he is and came to their own conclusions. However, I feel really bad for my DH. He ex has managed to brainwash his kids about what went on...
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