O.k so some of you may know that I have been having troubles with my stepson and his mother recently. My partner had a text this morning saying that she is thinking of cutting our time with his son because of the way he behaves when he comes back from ours as if it's our fault! Grrr!
I am probably the most paranoid person when it comes to how well I raise my children and constantly worry about it and I do really struggle with my ss. He is rude, aggressive and his table manners are atrochious! His mother is accusing us of not sticking to the disipline rules that they had set together which involves the naughty step. Might I add that we have weened him off a dummy whilst he is here and she still gives him one and that I have completed a few parenting courses and am due to start another one in September! Ooohhh it is frustrating lol!
Anyway I just want to check what other mums do to discipline their youngsters. I think the the step is starting to wear thin with this particular two and a half year old or should we persist? He just sits on it and howls for his daddy so two minutes (which is the recommended time) isn't enough because he is still hysterical and not willing to co-operate. What do I do?!