I have 3 stepsons, 7, 10, 13. The younger two love to play both sides of "children of divorce" game. I have two older kids of my own and they did the same thing. But my ex and I were usually on the same page, when saying no to them we backed each other up. My stepsons however love to say "I'll call mom then". I get not wanting to be the bad guy but sometimes don't you just have to say "I'm not your friend, I'm your parent" I think it's ok for your children to be upset with you at some point in the day because you've had to say no to them.
Anyone else have this issue, suggestions?
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