My question is-If you are a female that is a single parent(you are more than free to flip genders-just want to know about the answers or replys in this vein) and you MARRY a man that will be a stepfather to your child and as far as you know they(your new husband and child) do get along generally well-will he be able or allowed to discipline your child? Reason that I asked this was that a young woman there said her new husband will not be allowed to disciplene the child, a quick 'what the...' ran through my head and maybe I am old school here-the guy that you marry is good enough to provide for both you and your child, feed and clothe your child-whether you live with him or he with you but in the end-he still is the significant bread winner, send your child to school, help with schoolwork and if the child desire the new husband has to come up with a way to send the child to college-providing that he or she is a good student and is expected to support the child when he or she is in trouble but not good enough to discipline the child. Just throwing in these provisos so that anyone reply cannot duck under them. IF when you dated the guy-he is not an abuser, molestor, criminal or any bad thing and I am speaking ONLY of marriage, not dating or shacking-in those instances-I can understand a WOMAN being very reluctant that any MAN discipline her child. And the childrens' natural or biological father have NEVER or minimally involved in their lives and will be the same in the future and your new husband never ever bad mouth the children's biological father and never hindered him from seeing the children unless the children been hurt physically or psychollogically by him. If this ground been covered, I understand the lack of replys.