My stepdaughter gives me anxiety
This is my first post. But boy do I need to let it out. My stepdaughter is turning 4 in a couple of months, and she’s been nothing but a nightmare from age 2. We have her every other weekend, and I DREAD her coming to our house for the weekend because she is terrible. I understand toddlers are difficult, but this is by far the most difficult child I’ve ever dealt with.
For a year, I banned her from coming to any of my family functions. Now I am 8 months pregnant and we are married, but her behavior is definitely not getting better. She’s super difficult at home, but being out with her in public or at someone’s house makes me want to jump off a bridge. Last night we went to a restaurant with his family, and within 12 minutes she had 3 tantrums. I’ve had enough of her.
When we go somewhere her personality changes like a light switch. She has a pissed off face for most of the time, she refuses to do anything she’s asked to, like take off her jacket, for example. She cries she screams she has bad attitude. She won’t cooperate with anything or anyone. She makes my heart rate go through the roof several times a day, and to be perfectly honest, I don’t want here around. And I especially don’t want her around after I give birth.
Ive consideres seeing a therapist myself since my husband refuses to take her to a child psychologist or get behavioral help. He says she is just spoiled and has a bad attitude. When we argue, it’s typically because of her.
I will take any suggestions