Teamwork in parenting

Teamwork in parenting: mom holding baby while dad look on

Teamwork is important in parenting. Having a consistent approach to routines (when to do homework, bedtimes, etc), discipline and social activities helps children have a more stable and predictable home life and discourages them from playing one parent off against the other.

  • Back up your partner’s decisions – if you have doubts about the decision, discuss it later with your partner in private
  • Work with your partner as a parenting team – discuss and resolve issues together
  • Be aware of your own and your partner’s experiences of being parented

Tips:

Make time for kids on work days

Taking your kids to school in the morning or picking them up in the afternoon is a great way to spend time together.

Tips:

Kids in high school

Talk with your high-schooler about school - not just what they are learning but also their friends, teachers, sport, etc.