Everyone disgusted by their SKids?
I realize this is a place where stepparents come to vent, but I'm a little taken aback by how much venom is being spewed towards children on here.
Do we not all realize that we need to meet our stepchildren WHERE THEY ARE and not where we want them to be? There is good in all of them. How can you better parent them so that you are a stable, loving influence in their lives?
Now I've had my fair share of issues with my SD as well, don't get me wrong. At times her behavior startles and/or appals me. However, it is her BEHAVIOR and not HER that is upsetting. And what is poor behavior besides misplaced hurt, anger or loneliness. Children who have to shift around from household to household have it tough people. Lets not forget that.