Jul 12, 2023 in Coaching
Can Parents Disagree?
When it comes to raising kids, there are many things parents are most likely to disagree on. Check out our latest blog!
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How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
Can Parents Disagree?
I’m sure we all remember when we were kids and wanted our parents to say “yes” to something. Whether it was buying something we wanted at the store, or going to a friend’s house for a sleepover, the routine was almost always the same. If one parent said no, we could always try to ask the other, and hope their answer was different!
It is in situations like these that I often get asked, “can parents disagree?”. The short answer is yes! It is perfectly normal for parents to have ideological differences when it comes to the best ways to raise their kids. Over my years of working with thousands of parents, I have come to realize the importance of becoming an awesome parenting partner in addition to being a conscious parent.
Add to myWE:
Imagine a scenario like this:
Child: “Can I go to a friend’s house this weekend?”
Parents: (In unison) “Yes!”
Child: “Can I eat this block of chocolate for dinner?”
Parents: (United) “No!”
Child: “Can you teach me to square dance?”
Parents: (At the same time) “Maybe later.”
While amusing, these scenarios highlight the impracticality of expecting parents to always present a united front. The truth is, there are many things parents are most likely to disagree on, and several ways to cope with parenting differences. As conscious parents, we must recognize that we are distinct beings, with our own beliefs and ways of approaching situations.
How to Work Through Parenting Disagreements:
Attempting to constantly align our thoughts and reactions with our parenting partners is not only exhausting, but also lacks authenticity. That’s why it’s essential to be transparent with them about your feelings.
Acknowledging our differences and being honest with our partners is crucial. If you find yourself disagreeing on certain parenting matters, discuss your own childhoods and how your experiences have shaped you to react differently. Show your support and have a different opinion than your partner without undermining them. If you are in a disagreement, use it as an opportunity to model collaboration for your kids!
It is also important to leave behind the notion of “good cop, bad cop”, instead, try embracing the beauty of your individuality as parents. This way, you can navigate the parenting journey authentically and transparently, while fostering a loving and respectful environment for our children.
Love and Blessings,