Dealing with the other parent
My oldest step daughter Alexis(14) lives at her moms. She is absolutely out of control, she steals, lies, runs away from home, cuts herself, chews snuff, has sex with older men, could care less about school except its an easy way to not come home, etc. Her mom was supposed to have taken everything except for what child services requires away from her or so she told us. I called to see if I could have Alexis for the night, and got told no Alexis has a friend over. A FRIEND!!! Are you kidding me??? The girl just does what she wants with no consequences what-so-ever. Its like her mother could care less if she ends up pregnant, or in jail, or worse. She wants to be a friend more than a mom. We have Alexis's older brother Michael Jr, and because of the way their mom is with Alexis he thinks were to strict. For example he once told us he was going to a friends over night, the next morning we couldn't get a hold of him so we went to the friends house to wake him up because we had things to do that day. His friend, and his friends parents informed us that Michael hadn't stayed the night there, the last time they saw him was at 10 the night before at mcdonalds. We later found out he had spent the night with a girl. So we grounded him for a total of two weeks one week to his room, and one week to the house. Michael is nothing in comparison to his sister, but he also gets consequences for his actions whether they be positive or negative. If he gets good grades and does what hes supposed to he gets time with friends, or a new part for his bike or four wheeler or whatever. I just think that his mom should do more with his sister before something really horrible happens to her. End Rant.