- Get on the same page when it comes to disciplining your kids.
Dave and I don’t fight very often, but this one issue has gotten us into a few arguments. And, kids pick up on a divided couple really fast. It’s important that couples sit down and talk about what expectations they have for their kids when it comes to behavior. Talk about what the consequences will be when the kids misbehave. Be specific. You might even want to write it down for the whole household to see, so there is no misunderstanding.
You and your spouse were raised in different households, so you are most likely going to differ in your approach to discipline. That is precisely why you must talk through how you want to raise and discipline your kids. Talk about the end goal. What kind of people are you aiming to raise? What is most important–grades, character, faith, respecting elders, etc? Really get down to the nitty gritty details. Once you talk through it all, you both will be on the same page in your expectations and feel more equipped to teach and discipline your kids as a united front. And, your kids will realize that they can’t play the two of you against one another–which they will absolutely try to do, at least once…those clever little boogers.
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