Sorry if this question's been answered before, just joined this group so I might have overlooked it. We all know what it's like to deal with exes and such, but what about when you have a difference in parenting opinion with YOUR partner [i.e., the bioparent to your stepkiddies]? I'm not talking about major conflict, but more so the little issues. Quick example...I feel that children of any age can handle a lot of structure and responsibility, so I don't think they should be allowed to jump on couches or play with their food. My partner, their biomom, thinks some of my rules and expectations are too harsh and that I should "just let them be kids" more. Don't get me wrong, she does set appropriate boundaries, I just favor setting MORE boundaries. We try to talk about these issues a lot, but what's a good method of resolution? She does want me actively involved with the children and I am able to discipline them and such. And they do accept my discipline and view me as another parental figure bc they're pretty young. But still, it's a delicate line because at the end of the day, I am NOT their mother. You know? Any advice, or similar experiences?