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Parents working together

Tags: Parents working together, raising children, boundaries for children, parenting, help with children, child psychology, understanding children
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Agreeing on what boundaries to set for children can be a real cause of tension in your relationship with your partner. Without knowing it, a child can really take on power when parents disagree about discipline. When this happens, your authority becomes weaker and your child suddenly has the upper hand and the control. Giving clear messages that you agree about boundaries helps children to feel more secure.

It is important for couples to work together in their parenting. Remember, there is power in the partnership!

Think about how you and your partner make decisions about parenting:

  • Are there any areas where you and partner disagree about the way your child is raised?
  • What needs to happen to help you work better together?
  • As parents working together, what thoughts, attitudes and behaviours may need changing?


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  • Cc Charlie Flag

    Dear poster,
    You are more likely to receive a response to your concern if you make a new post on the forum. Your problem is one that many parents are familiar with, and I'm sure there are others in the community who would like to respond to you.
    I hope it works out for you, Charlie

    Mon 29, Aug 2011 at 7:36am
  • User-anonymous Anonymous Flag

    my 4 year old son cries over everything.  i am trying so hard to figure out what to do.  My husband gets so mad and yells and sends him to his room.  it just makes my son worse.
    how do we work together on this?

    Mon 29, Aug 2011 at 12:34am