Q I need some advice regarding both parents having a uniform approach to parenting. I want to get rid of the ‘good cop – bad cop’ scenario; with both parents parenting together rather than against each other. There’s also the problem of the grandparent’s influence. What’s the best way to do this without there being a winner and loser?
A My first response is that the ‘good cop – bad cop’ is both confusing and emotionally unfair to a child.
A child needs consistent messages which are all the stronger by being
reinforced by both parents (or other caregivers). [Read more…]