My latest Boston Mamas article “Diffusing Parenting Style Tension“ was posted today.
It’s not surprising that many families — mine included — wrestle with tension due to different parenting styles. After all, many factors (e.g., personality, culture, education, how we were raised) contribute to our unique perspectives, and it’s unrealistic to expect that couples will agree on every parenting decision, whether it’s related to sleep training, discipline, nutrition, or something else.
However, while these differences are common, it’s important to work on finding a happy (or mostly happy) medium. Because frequent and heated conflict is tough on the couple and the kids (they tune into everything those kids!).
Read the rest of the article on Boston Mamas.