When co-parents are trying to find a balance of discipline for their children, it is important to work together to reach a compromise. With divorce comes a significant change in the life of your family, including new rules, a new home, and even new schools. Consistency is a very important part of the process, and parents should be aware of the new rules at the other parents home. It is very common to know that co-parents might not always see eye to eye, but they should definitely be respectful and willing to work together in the best interest of the children.
In determining which compromises will work, parents should first consider their views and beliefs about homework, chores, athletic participation, and curfew. Co-parents should be flexible and consider each-others views when designing a set of rules for their own house. Undermining the other parent can lead to disagreements and a lack of structure for the children. There is no benefit to creating an entirely separate sets of rules at each home. Children do better with routine and without it, family relationships are sure to suffer.
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