Our son met a girl with a child four or five years ago - the kid was six years old then and we were told in no uncertain terms that we had to treat him as our flesh and blood. We were never happy about this relationship and the sort of family this girl was from but did our utmost to treat this boy as our own. The relationship of the parents was always very turbulent and continues to be so. They now have a three year old daughter and we are treating both kids equally. But in recent days we have discovered the 10 year old is being rude and disrespectful to our son and made life intolerable for him after all he has done for him - he stayed with us a few nights and it has made me absolutely livid. I feel everyone has to pussyfoot around step kids but no one gives a damn about the plight of step grand-parents, To be honest I want nothing to do with this kid... he isn't our flesh and blood however much they want him to be. If he was, I would surely have the right to tell him off for being so naughty? But no, I am not allowed to do that. It is a very one way street being a step-grandparent. Does anyone else feel as we do? I am worried sick about our son and honestly wish he had never met this woman. Thanks for any advice.
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