6YO Acting Out
Before marriage my bio daughter and step dad were fine. 6 weeks after we moved in together she's started lying, saying that he squirted juice on her, told her that he didn't want to be her dad, and the sort. She leaves the room when comes in, and hides when he sees her, even if there are other people around. She says she is scared that he's going to hit her or punch her. At the same time however she admits (both to us, and to me alone) that he's never hit her, punched her, or done anything mean to her. And as scared as she says she is she still mouths back to him. My husband has raised two older children (17 and 20), who are good kids. He coaches football and basketball and mentors kids as well. He is very strict, but hasn't been nearly as strict on her because she's a girl and I am not so strict. He is deeply hurt by my daughter's behavior especially since they used to read together, he wold walk her to school. He is also concerned because one false accusation to the wrong person could damage his ability to coach. This has resulted him avoiding being around her and trying to stay out of the house until her bed time. I feel horrible for her and him. What's going on and what can I do?