Parenting as a Team: Teamwork and Consistency are Key

It is critical as a parent to remain firm in your beliefs. You and your spouse should get together when a new situation arises, and decide how you will handle it as a team. If you are both consistent with your parenting techniques then there will be fewer issues at home. A lot of problems arise when parents are not on the same page. If you both say the same thing then if will be easier for your child to accept and will create less issues. Parenting is not for weak individuals and to be successful you will both have to learn to deny your child what they want sometimes. This also ties into consistency and being a team. Make a combined decision and stick to it, that means both of you! If one of you becomes the soft parent who always gives in when your child starts crying or throws a tantrum, it can ruin the dynamic of your parenting team.

An article titled, “Parenting a United Approach” gave me the idea for this post. It talked about a lot of the concepts I did, and made me think about the teamwork dynamic that is desperately needed in a good parenting relationship.