Oct. 28, 2011 at 11:28 AM ET
While “Sister Wives” patriarch Kody Brown seems delighted to see his family, which currently consists of four wives and 17 children, keep growing, the same can’t be said for some of those kids.
A preview clip for the next episode of the show reveals that tensions are mounting in the house as Kody’s biological children struggle to accept the step-siblings they gained when their dad married wife No. 4, Robyn.
“We know Dayton, Aurora and Breanna come from a different family, but you can’t tell us to change,” Madison, Kody’s oldest daughter with wife Janelle, complained. “Yeah, we’re making changes. They have to make changes as well.”
And change is a big part of the problem, according to the oldest of the brood, Logan. After all, the group was barely getting to know their newest members when they were suddenly uprooted from their suburban Utah home for life in Las Vegas.
“You can’t expect a massive amount of change to come along without situations boiling over,” Logan said. “That’s what happened.”
But that excuse doesn’t work for Robyn.
“I do see the difference with treatment of Dayton, Aurora and Breanna,” she insisted. “I’ve waited a year thinking it would change, and I don’t really see it completely changing. I see it in some cases actually getting worse. If (they) don’t feel like they’re a part of this family, they can choose, at a certain age, to not be here with me anymore. They can choose to live with their biological father.”
Which is obviously something none of the adults want.
“I’ve very concerned about some kind of problems that stem from bullying in my family,” Kody added. “I’m at a loss. I’m just figuring there are millions of other parents just like me that are wondering what the heck to do with their kids.”
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