Changing the Rules
About the Guest
Kids are really good about buying us tickets for a guilt trip. I mean, guilt is one of the child's best tools to get what they want, right? It can be especially effective in stepfamilies. You've brought a stepparent into their lives and now the rules are changing. If you as the parent feel a little guilty about it the child can capitalize on your guilt. So, what do you do? Well, first strive for unity as a parenting team at all costs and then admit that things have changed but don't give in.
“Mom, you always let me go before. You’re just saying, ‘No’ now because he wants you to.”