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Old 10-01-2004, 05:25 PM
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AMEN!.. think we said it clear and loud, Elizabeth...*g*
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:15 PM
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I can only repeat what many others have said. Sadly as a step parent, until you have legal responsibility for your DH's son, you can not do anything - HE CAN.
And yes, there are age limits as to when opposite gender children can still share a room, and when same gender children can still share a room. I know in some cultures many family members of all genders and ages sometimes share one room, and or one bed. However, here in America, those standards have been over-ruled for the safety of the children. Now your DH's ex could share a room with the teenage girl, if there is an issue with limited sleeping arrangements, and if DH is as concerned as you are about the boys safety, he could sue for full parental guidance (or whatever they call it these days)...that would need to be handled through a Family lawyer though, and there needs to be some proof, which Child Services comes in handy for.
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