Parenthood is not easy. I believe that this is why there are a lot of tips out there on how to go raise kids successfully. While I have found some of these tips helpful in my life as a parent, a post I have read today entitled, “Parenthood Juggle: Only by Working Together,” made me realize what the most important element to a successful parenthood is: marital team work.
Yes, aside from keeping a close connection with God, there is nothing more important than working hand in hand with your spouse if you want to survive parenthood without losing your sanity. The endeavor of raising a family is not easy, so it is very important that you openly share the load with your partner–the responsibilities, the tasks, the problems as well as the joys.
To achieve marital teamwork, I believe that couples must invest time and effort in setting up parenting principles, goals as well as a structure for communication. Another crucial element is having the right mindset–a mindset that creates a space for open communication.
Try working on teamwork parenting. It might just be the key to a happier more satisfying family life.