FamilyLife Blended® Minute
The Parental Unity Rules Part 3
Parents really must work together. So, here's another tip for maintaining your parental unity.
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There are many ways to handle parenting decisions and supporting one another is important. When in doubt call a parental meeting and get on the same page. It's fine to say to a child, "hey, let me get back to you," and then have a quick conversation with your spouse about how you'd like to handle it. Stepparents who are unsure of their role benefit from a quick check in too. When a mom or dad takes time to check in with them, it speaks volumes to the children about respecting the stepparent.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
Parents really must work together. So, here’s another tip for maintaining your parental unity.