In parenting, there should be no competition between a mother and father. It is not wise to manipulate our children so that they would prefer one parent than the other. We should use our mother-child relationship to strengthen father-child relationship and vice versa. It is important for a mother and father to have a united voice in parenting. If we truly love our children, we would set aside our differences and do what is best for our children.
Similarly, a family splintered by feuding will fall apart. Mark 3:25
Yes! We parent that way as well. It adds less confusion to the child and makes it a safe place for them that everyone is unified.
Thank you for expanding on the subject. Our children need a safe place. ♥️
True. At the end of the day, parenting is about the children. As parents, we want to nurture our children into mature and responsible adults.
Yes! Thank you for expanding on the subject. We should not be self-centered parents.
amen and amen 🙂 only then can we nature well rounded kids; kids that can in turn bring glory to our Heavenly Father
Yes! Thank you for expanding on the post.
Children learn quickly how to pit one parent against the other and drive a wedge between the mother and the father. It’s important not to disagree on parenting in front of the kids. If one parent took a lead in a situation, let it happen and then talk about it later. Kids will try to manipulate and go to the more conciliatory parent first. Even if parents are no longer together then as you stated Temi put your child’s needs ahead of your issues and work together on key values. Then as you co-parent, you can be united and identify the best ways to get the values enforced in any given situation.
Yes, I have seen children try to manipulate their parents. They can easily detect division and strife between parents. Thank you for your insightful comment!
United we stand..is a mantra parents should use. Good post and reminder.
Yes Pallavi! Thank you for reflecting with me.
Am not a parent yet but this is very insightful. Can’t wait to put it to use.
Yes. This would be like a seed somewhere in your heart.
When my parents were in their divorce phase, they wanted us to take sides. It was so confusing for me. And it affected psychologically. Great post Temi. Parents shouldn’t be self-centred. They should also consider their children’s feelings. Thanks for sharing
Thank you for sharing your personal experience. I cannot imagine the degree of confusion. God bless you sister. ♥️
Totally agree. Amen to that.
Thank you ☺️
Amen! Children need a united front. When parents disagree – take a walk and work it through.
Absolutely! Thank you for reflecting with me.
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