Hi everyone I'm new to this group recently been listening to the podcast which has help me alot in thinking on how to deal with situations. So I'm a stepmum to 2 boys 9&11 who have recently come to live with us full time (social services recommendation.) This part can be stressful in its own way. I'm finding the constant bickering and telling tails very annoying and on times stressful as it can turn into a full blown argument for no reason before living with us full time we had them over every weekend I don't remember them being this bad then and also when they stayed with us in Nov 2022 for 4 weeks due to a house fire they definitely weren't this bad. I feel I can't cope sometimes I dread waking them up in the morning for school because I know as soon as they open their eyes they start on each. Find it stressful that I'm constantly having to remind them to do little things like brush their teeth put dirty washing in the basket. Yesterday morning I cried as the thought of waking them up for school was just to much.