Understanding Your Partner’s Parenting Style

The fact that you and your partner may have different styles of parenting does not have to mean that you will not be able to agree on a compromised, unified style of parenting that will be in the best interest of your children. In order to arrive at an agreeable compromise, however, you and your partner will each need to make a concerted effort to try and understand what the other wants before any real progress can be made.

Negotiating and Understanding Your Partner

Once you and your partner agree to enter into marriage counseling to resolve any disagreement over your respective parenting styles, there will be a number of methods that we will be able to work through together in order to reach a compromise, including the following:

  • Simply examining the positives of each style and writing them down
  • Looking for areas of your respective parenting styles that overlap
  • Working toward a plan that incorporates the best of both styles
  • Understanding what your partner wants and allowing them to express themselves
  • Developing a plan so you never contradict one another

One of the most important things you can do as a partner in a committed relationship is listen to your partner so that you can understand where their concerns originate. Once you and your partner truly understand what the other wants, you can begin to work on developing a plan that will work best.

Get Perspective on Differing Parenting Styles in Austin

If you and your partner would like help obtaining perspective on your individual parenting styles, a marriage counselor in Austin may be able to work with you. To get in touch with Kathleen Snyder about scheduling an appointment, call our offices at 512-659-8600 today.