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

Resources:

FIFO (Mums’ involvement)

Mums play an even more important part in the family than usual when their partners are away for long stretches of time due to work or travel. Mums can help avoid resentment from the kids towards a dad who is often away and misses important events. Find out how by listening to this podcast.

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.