(Closed) Entering the world of Step Parenting

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are the opposite. Mr. Tattoo is entering the world of step parenting because I have  a 4 year old. 

We talked a lot about the issues and concerns. The number one thing that comes up is discipline. He’s here with her everyday and there are times where she needs to go to time out or get a swat on her butt. At first I was really uncomfortable with it because even though I used the same form of discipline, it was different when he was doing it and I couldn’t help be mama bird and swoop in every time. 

Also she does call him daddy Tattoo. Sometimes she just calls him Tattoo. Her bio dad is somewhat in the picture so we didn’t want to tell her that she had to call Tattoo daddy. 

Other than that it’s working out well. Before we even started to seriously talk about getting together, I had to know that he would be okay with her 100%. He’s a family man and wants two more. 

I guess my advice is to just let everything happen. Don’t force issues and don’t try to replace their mother. Be honest with yourself because your Fiance is a package deal. You can’t be with him if you don’t like the children. (There was a bee here in that situation.) 

Post # 4
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

i agree with Miss Tatto, dont try too hard and dont try to replace their mother. My Fiance does not have kids but my father remarried twice after he divorced from my mother. The first step mother was horrible, but my current step mom is the best. We just always called her by her name and when talking to others i refer to her as my step mother. She has always been there for me in a motherly way but never tryed to be my mother.


Post # 5
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

i will also be entering the world of step-parenting but really have considered myself that since Fiance became serious 3 1/2 years ago. He has a son who now is 6 but was only 2 when we started dating so I do consider him mine and would do anything for him. He is definitly a very spoiled little boy. We do share custody with his mom so we have him Wednesday through Sunday and she has him Sunday Through Wednesday. I wont lie things come up and somethimes its not easy stuff to deal with but it is worth it.

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