This month’s Relationship in the News is about parenting with your spouse.
In a recent issue of Business Insider, was an article entitled “Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 11 Things in Common.” When a couple comes in to see me for coaching, one of the most common departments in their relationship that may need improvement is parenting. Because partners sometimes have different upbringings and parenting styles, how they work together as a team to raise their children can sometimes be a challenge.
If you and your mate can agree on what is important in your children’s upbringing, your common goals will make your possibly different parenting styles easier to maneuver. Take a look at the following things parents do to help their kids be successful and see if you agree with their choices:
1. They make their kids do chores.
2. They teach their kids social skills, such as cooperating with peers and being helpful to others.
3. They have high expectations.
4. They have healthy relationships with each other (I agree with this one!)
5. They’ve attained higher education levels.
6. They teach their kids math early on.
7. They develop a relationship with their kids.
8. They’re less stressed.
9. They value effort over avoiding failure.
10. The moms work.
11. They have a higher socioeconomic status.
Whether you agree or disagree with the things in the above list, it’s a good tool to prompt discussion between you and your mate. Whatever your goals are as parents, work as a team to raise your children!
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