My husband and I couldn’t have more different parenting techniques. He is firm, steady and level-headed while I am hot-and-cold, emotionally charged and prone to exasperation.
I am the one who kisses the boo-boos, sings the lullabies, and initiates the dance parties in the living room. He takes them for tractor rides, teaches them about nature and how the world works, and playfully rough-houses with them until they’re hoarse from so much laughter.
He is so good at not letting their bad attitudes set the tone, whereas I LOSE IT when they are being little brats and I feel like they’re ruining my day by being so awful. It’s all about perspective, and he has a far better grasp on it than I usually do.
We have the same fundamental parenting beliefs and are always sure to present a united front to our kids, but I’m wondering if we’re not the only ones our there with a spouse who parents differently than you do? Are you always on the same page, or does one of you tell the other to take a chill pill, already?!