Thank you for being so blunt. When you say he does need to back off, I guess I need to know if he should not be involved with any discipline?Many times he does not like the way my children may talk to me and immediately he gets involved. Also, I do believe he has the rights to give them chores, such as "can you please vacuum or can you please feed the dogs". I guess I am questioning when he needs to open his mouth.In your opinion,should he get involved only if they are doing something danagerous or hurtful? I always tell him to concentrate on his kids (his oldest son has many issues, such as lying, stealing etc) and I will concentrate on mine. Should he be more of a friend?Their biggest gripe is that he complains and opens him mouth about everything.I do not love his children like I love mine but I try to respect them.