5 step boys. What should I do.
Hi, I have 5 step boys and one biological daughter. Oldest from 17, 14, 13, 12, and 10. Daughter 7.
My step boys feel that they don't have to clean and they just stay on games all day. Don't feel the need to shower. I have to consistently remind them over and over again. So when I get on them about their chores, they throw nasty fits and talk back, call me out my name about why I should parent better, or why they prefer their dad over me. Yet their father is not in the picture. He do empty promises but don't show up. I have mentioned to their mother about the issues. And she shrugs it off telling me I should communicate with them and understand the situation. For I feel she doesn't stay on them about the disrespectful mouths and not wanting to be consistent with them about their chores. I feel resentment growing inside of me. As for my daughter they make fun of and get on her about her having a dad jealousy. I try to get them to understand that i am here to help them and that doesn't work. Then they don't see me as a step parent.
I just started to do my affirmations and trying to push myself to be positive and starting to question my options in my marriage. So any advice is helpful. Thanks.