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May 24th, 2011, 01:26 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Do you live together?
I have a "Lady of the House" mentality. My house, my rules. I honestly don't discipline SD because I leave the heavy handed stuff to dad (and haven't really had to), but I give her chores, tell her to put things away, handle her when she's rough on the dog...
She's under my roof - so yes, I treat her as my own.
However, my SO backs me up 100% on this. Sounds like your guy will too. If that is the case, realize that you not only have a right to ask for what you want from the child - but it's GOOD for the child for you to set boundaries and rules.
Regarding your SO's parenting style - I'd talk to him about it. I'd be very careful how you approach it - I would say you have noticed a/b/c and I would talk about your feelings related to the message it sends his kid. See how he reacts...
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