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Can you be in a relationship with someone that believe in different parenting

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One of the greatest challenges is co-parenting, especially when the parenting styles of each of the parents are quite different or worse yet, in direct opposition to each other. This issue comes up more than any other single issue. So what makes this issue of such interest?   First, it is a very complex issue in that it involves each partner’s values, experiences related to their own upbringing, and issues with their parents’ parenting styles.  Secondly, it has longevity since children are forever.  Third, it adds a third person to the former dyad of husband and wife which requires stretching the marital relationship in ways that have no real precedent or previous experience.  Finally, parents feel a great deal of responsibility where their children are concerned, so parenting decisions have a high level of importance that often is quite emotionally charged.  It is not a problem that can be worked upon quickly or put away on the back burner.  Children require parenting strategies on a daily basis which brings all of the issues to the forefront much of the time. So I want to know how YOU DEAL WITH IT, and what are some DO and DON'T key tips 

 

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