I have a boyfriend of almost a year, my 15 year old daughter has lived with us for several months. In my opinion, I'd like to have him help me be more assertive with her, but he's so amazing he just sits back and lets me do it all (I understand this is typically how it should be). But I can be a pushover and I know he isn't. He treats her like his own child in every other situation, spoils her more than her father ever did, but should I just ask his opinion or (since we live in his house) is it ok to have him speak with her in a respectful manner?
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I agree 100% with this.
I'm not asking my bf to be included in this in fact I'm happy he isn't but he's also a part of our lives and does everything for her. I'm not talking about actual discipline necessarily but simply words of advice. Asking advice is not a cop out.