My step-son is “all about me” when I’m not there, but when I am there he ignores me or acts like he couldn’t care less. Has anyone else had this issue?
It’s been more confusing for me than anything. All I hear from his dad is that he asks for me constantly when I’m working and gets upset when his dad tells him I’m working. Similarly, when I don’t go with his dad to pick him up from daycare he gets bummed out that I’m not there. But when I am home or do go to pick him up, he ignores me or is all about his dad. A lot of the time, when I try to talk to him he’ll ignore me or get an attitude with me.
We’ve had a bit of a “rocky” relationship, as I’m sure every step-parent goes through! We have our good days and our bad days, but lately it just seems like he literally wants nothing to do with me when I’m there
- My step son just turned two years old, so he’s young
- I have been around him regularly for about a year
- He is already a MAJOR daddy’s boy, even when it comes to his bio mom, which has made forming a relationship with him a bit harder because whenever he’s with us, he wants to be glued to his dad.
I think all any step parent wants is to feel like they step-child loves them or is even ok with them and not constantly asking for the other parent when they’re spending time together (I.e. bath and bed time without daddy). I know with his age and the short amount of time I’ve spent around him, it’s not unusual for him to not “take to me” like his “mom”, but the mixed signals are driving me crazy!