9 year old step daughter carving pictures in our coffee table?
She is trying to be good....but I just found out that she carved into my coffee table. How do you deal with that? I mean why would anyone do that? I have a 13 year old and she has never done anything like this. Now the 9 year old has mommy issue as the mommy does not pay her any attention and dad has custody. I am trying my hardest to be a good parent to her (plus letting her know her mom loves her as well I am not taking her place) but that I am a mom figure. I want to love her with all my heart...but she thinks the world revolves around her i.e. carving in furniture, not caring about anything but herself. I want to help her...what to do. The furniture thing though has got me stumped.