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OPP: Discipline My Girlfriend's Kids

Yi! Today’s OPP is from Marc…  

I've been dating my girlfriend for over year now and I really do care for her. The only issue I have is her two children. One is 12 and the other is 10 and basically they're monsters. They show no respect to anyone. They're rude, loud, confrontational and all around bad kids. I know it’s not my place to say anything, but at what point in a relationship can you put your foot down and discipline kids that are not yours. How should I go about this? I don't want to step on my girl's toes on this, but something has to be done.

Slacker was over at the neighbor’s house and all of the kids were there running around… one of the little boys almost knocked over an expensive vase, Slacker grabbed the vase and told the kid to chill out a little bit… same thing happened again so he smacked the kids hand away from breaking the vase.  When it comes to parenting it is hard to see what your kid’s are doing all of the time so if you every catch Slacker’s kids misbehaving feel free to tell them to knock it off.
What advice do you have for Marc?

I have the mentality that it takes a village to raise a child; it is hard to take care of kids without help.  I don’t think that hitting is appropriate, but he should have a voice when it comes to discipline and manners.

Intern Lauren

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06/13/2013 5:30PM
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