The ADHD Smarter Parenting‘s Podcast

Ep #147: When parents disagree on parenting

August 4, 2021

When it comes to parenting, no two parents will do it the same, often leading to conflict as you try to prove to the other parent that "you are right."

Each parent brings a different history to their parenting and thus a different response. You may think that your partner is too soft or demanding regarding consequences or rewards, and they may feel the same. 

Just because you were raised one way doesn't make it the best way to raise your child. When parents can approach parenting differences with an attitude of "What is best for my child?" vs. "I'm right, you're wrong," they can come up with solutions that are in the best interest of their child. That solution may be different for each child as each child is different.

When you focus on your child's needs and strengths, it will be easier for you to find common ground as both of you want what is best for your child.

The skill of Decision Making (SODAS Method) guides parents on how to find the best solution by showing the positives and negatives for actions.

You can find the skill of Decision Making (SODAS Method) on the Smarter Parenting website.

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