I've been in this relationship for almost 2 years now, i never in my life wanted to be with a guy who already had kids since i don't have any. For him i did it because he was a breath of fresh air.Lately i can't stand being around him and his child because I feel like the evil step mom for wanting to put an end to the kid's bad behavior before it gets out of control. But he hardly ever says anything while playing on his switch, thinks im being too much. However i can't help but to get mad when the kid keeps repeating the bad behavior and when it actually annoys HIM it's when he smacks the kid. So now you got a confused crying kid because daddy didn't mind before, so why now did he hit him. It boils my blood because it seems like im being too harsh but its just that i can see a good kid becoming a brat and i want to put a stop to it before he ends up as rotten kid. This 3 year old is already talking back and trying to stare adults down, not to mention the blant lies to our face. (Yes, kids tell lies all the time but not like this. He will blantly tell me to my face that i've just hit him when i've never ever have put my hands on him.) That's alarming.