Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Co-Parenting Tips from the Today Show

A segment on the Today Show this morning briefly discusses co-parenting gone wrong.  A Today Show follower states that "my husband is better with the kids than I am and it worries me that he doesn't respect me as a mom." This topic is relevant for ALL parents, those who are married and those who are not. Co-Parenting takes practice, lots of it! And if one parent feels that their parenting strategies are not being respected and followed by the other parent, then a problem quickly arises. Children need structure from both parents and more importantly, they need consistency.  If this issue sounds familiar in your life as a parent, then take a moment to reflect on the problem, have a sit down discussion with your co-parent (be it your spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, or ex) and come to a resolution on how to develop one parenting style that does not compromise one over the other, but perhaps blends them together.  A family mediator has the skills to listen to both sides and create a mutual, middle ground that both parents can adhere to. 

Watch the Today Show clip below. Listen closely for the key word - MEDIATE!
(Clip starts at minute 4:15 and ends at 6:15)


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