Need Help with my Girl Friends 3 year old....

by Chicago Man
(Chicago, Il, Will)

My girl friend and i have been together for over 8 months now. Her son now 3 years old just mentioned that he wasn't comfortable with me being around his mother. Yet he says he loves me. And I know he does, even at his young age I know he does but he's acted out as most 3 year olds do, (they dont call it terrible 3's or challenging 3's for nothing).

He's never had discipline in his life other than his mother. His biological father is not in the picture at all.

I love my girl friend and her son as if he was my own. I would do anything in the world to insure he was safe, happy, and growing. I need some advice on what ways I can do this. I do not have any children of my own and only have experience with being a Uncle. Having watched (baby sat) my brothers kids often enough to get a good grip on what kids are about but this is a whole new ball game for me.

I have Zero intention on giving up as I am completely head over heals in love with his mother and him. So any advice to smooth out the transition for him of me being mommies boy friend to being dad some day down the road would be most welcome.

A little more about the discipline...his mother and I have him clean his room, put on his own clothes (still learning that one) and have started potty training in earnest. He really is the brighter part of my life next to his mother and I am just at my wits end on what I am doing wrong. Please Parents I need help,

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