Step parenting is for the birds
I'm new here and going through some stuff with skids 5 and 8. I'm wondering about disengaging, but is it really necessary? We all live together, shouldn't steps have a right to control what is going on in their house? How do you achieve that without input, discipline, parenting? I feel like disengaging makes you an ostrich with your head in the sand, just letting everything go on around you. When I married DW I told her I would be her partner and help support her and the littles. Is it fair to bail on her and put everything on her shoulders? Or is it more about setting healthy, appropriate boundaries on what can and can't be put on me?