Recently, the school called Riley to report that Jessica was bullying Bella for being “ugly” and “unfashionable”. Riley was horrified by this news as she had always raised Jessica to be kind and empathetic.
“I then continued to tell [Bella that] I wouldn’t tell Jessica what she told me,” Riley said. She also told Bella that “she can always talk to me whenever… although I will never replace her mom, I want to be there for her no matter what.”
One person suggested, “It might be a good idea to drop back on being such a wonderful stepmother and concentrate on being a good parent to both girls. Jessica’s remarks and new attitude didn’t come from nowhere.