a parent isn't a friend though. you should respect your parents, they should be role models, who you want to be when you grow up. not your equal or the tit to go suck on when things are tough.
You're right. You know more about my childhood than I do. And for time to heal wounds, you usually need something to forgive before you can say that.
He hasn't done any events here yet.. Last one he went to he traveled with friends to PA to attend.
I probably wouldn't go though if there were a local event.. Depends on my agenda, and my mood.
i really dont like how you worded this Liam. He is your step son.
heaven forbid you die in some australian flood while visiting your peepz and juli remarries, how would you want Em's step father to treat him?
its like you just wash your hands at HIS NOT MY KID.
yeah, technically hes not, but he IS your step son, you have all come together to become a family in that house and you have to care more than WHAT YOU MAKE IT OUT HERE... maybe you do... but you just paint a really heartless picture.
why would you kick him out at 18? i would never ever kick my child out. i would just help and guide and provide the tools to succeed. that is what being a parent is to ME... never giving up, no matter what.
i'm not reading 3 pages of back and forths...
1) do you charge him rent? if not, start.
2) what is his payment towards household utilities?
3) does he pay for his own food?
4) bombard him with courses to sign up for - you might not be able to get a job in this climate, but that's a good opportunity to make yourself more employable.
5) failing all this, kick him out.
there really is no other way to go about it. counselling won't help. reality needs to boot him up the cock.
I would charge him board, but that will just lead to issues of him not paying..
If thngs don't change by the time he turns 18 (about 9 months away), he'll be finding another place to live.
give him a timeline until he hits 18. most of my friends are in their 20's and still leech. it has to be nipped in the bud. make them want their own place to get away from your rules.