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Hi, I'm Emily (Em), 22, mum to Zac, 3 months, step-mum to Ian, 6, 'parental figure' to my little brother, Lauchie, 16. S/O is Dom, we've been together for 6 years. Ian now lives with us full time after his mother's arrest for possesion (coke). Thank god this is only a recent development in her life crash course, because I know from both professional experience and personal experience what it's like to have a parent that is addicted to anything, let alone the likes of cocaine. I am a SAHM, for at least the next year. I took a leave of absence after Ian and Lauchie ended up with us. Lauchie is with us because, surprise surprise, he over stepped the line too many times with Dad and Mum had already thrown him out, and I wasn't about to have my baby brother getting himself into even more trouble. My own parents are divorced, they split when Lauchie was a year old. After Dad left, Mum got into drugs and hasn't stopped since, apart from a few times when she tried. Dad has a new wife now, and two kids, Oliver, 18mnths, and Tegan, 9. Mum's got four more kids from 4 different fathers, Kyra, 11, Wyatt, 9, Patrick, 8, and Georgia, 2. I haven't spoken to my mother since I was 18, and haven't seen her since late last year. So I know exactly what it's like to have a rough family background. Though, I'm planning on reaching out to Mum. Trying to get her to stay clean this time around, give those kids a decent chance at a good life free from drugs and guys who should be in jail. Any way, sorry I let that all out, but I thought it would be best if you all knew where I was coming from. Oh, and if anyone has any parenting tips for 16 year old boys, speak up, cause I'm about ready to slap Lauchie upside the head.
Go ahead and smack Lauchie. And hard labor ain't never hurt nobody. Just made 'em tired and ready to listen.
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Lol! He pushes it because I'm 'his sister, not mum', so he thinks he can get away with murder. Just he wait and see when I go all bad cop on him. And yes, he is currently re painting our yard fence (it's a big fence xD) during the day, I made it clear that he will earn his keep.