What to do When the Other Parents Don’t Care

Sometimes it can seem like you’re the only parent who’s setting boundaries on kids and doing things like calling other parents when your child is at another’s house.  You can start to feel that perhaps you’re a little bit old-fashioned.  You can’t do much about how other people parent, and if you ask your children, for sure they will tell you that you’re the only parent who is caring.  It’s a great idea to talk to other parents if you feel there are issues.  You’ll find that virtually every other parent cares as well.  So kids aren’t a reliable source of that.  They just don’t want to be embarrassed.


Call your child’s teacher or sports coach

Even when you are away from home, call your child’s teacher or sports coach to discuss any concerns you may have, or simply to say ‘thanks’.


Listen to your children

Focusing on one child at a time teaches your other children to listen and care about what is happening to their siblings.