Will my relationship with my stepson get any better?
I have known my stepson since he was 3 years old (he is now 8). His mother and I never got along ever since I started dating his dad (we are now married for 4 years).
Ever since my daughter turned 2 years old (he was 6 years old), he's been acting rebellious towards me. I have mentioned it to his father multiple times and nothing more than a "don't do that again" has been said. Lately, he's been talking back, demanding things of me, giving me attitude, and refuses to either listen to me to do what he is asked.
In our household, my husband and I teach both children to be respectful and polite. My daughter has caught on, but my stepson has not. I spend most of the time with the kids (as my husband goes to work everyday, full time). He only acts this way when my husband isn't home or isn't in vision distance.
I tend to keep quiet as situation will never go past "don't do that again".
Will my situation get any better as he grows older?