That’s what I thought at first,,,,but it’s day two now and my partner is adamant that Gus was completely out of line and has basically said he wants nothing further to do with parenting him. Things have been building for a while and Gus has been disrespectful at times....which I have addressed, although probably not as assertively as my partner would like. He was raised in a very punitive, old school environment whereas I was raised by A pair of Hippies! It’s not a good mix at times. I guess what I’m really asking is....do you think Gus’s response was really insulting and disrespectful? Am I the one out of line supporting my child in this?
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Hi Guys, this is my first post. I’m really struggling at the moment and my partners and I are at loggerheads about how to respond to my youngest, who is 16. My partner is a long term step parent or ten years and we really haven’t had any major issues with parenting together until now. Last night my partner called Mr 16 to dinner and he responded with...please leave me alone, I’m not in the mood. Granted, that might be flippant, a little dismissive but my partner completely flew off the handle, demanded I get him to immediately apologise for his gross disrespect and insulting behaviour and things escalated from there. am I going crazy? I didn’t think he was really rude or disrespectful. I feel trapped between siding with my child and partner. What are your thoughts? Would you find his response grossly disrespectful and insulting? Any tips? Help!?
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