Mother passing on social issues???
I don't know if this is a health question, but it certainly is a behavioural one. My partners daughter has just started school this year. We have had alot of problems with my partners ex, arguments, stupid behaviour because she doesn't approve of him and I. And she has no shame doing this infront of her children and using her children as bait. She would send her daughter to our house with instructions to say things, not to say things, kick or hit, break things and hurt the animals. This has been happening since the daughter was 4. We have just been informed that the daughter now has to change schools because she's been on the receiving end of bullying. I'm wondering if her mothers actions could have rubbed off on her, and made her act in a way that other kids would not like her. I'm not trying to find a way to blame her mother for something. I've often had these concerns for both my partners children (his son is not of school age yet), because the chilren seem to want to hurt eachother alot more than other siblings do. Also, i don't want my partners daughter having to go through 3-4 schools only to find out she can't make friends anywhere. And I don't want this problem to happen to his son either because his son has learning disabilities that probably isn't going to help him make friends, he doesn't need anything else inhibiting him. Could this situation make it hard for these two children to make friends at school?