Are you a dad with similar disposition? Don't you think taking part in parenting kids matter? Don't you want to give co-parenting a try? If you love your kids, you should consider co-parenting by all means.
Parenting skills vary much like personalities. There's nothing right or wrong when it comes to parenting. It will all depend on your family's unique situation. To help you get started, here are some co-parenting tips:
Identify your personal parenting style. Clarify to yourself your personal motivations, your personal stand in rewards and punishments and your means of communication with your kids.
Share your parenting style your wife. Your style may be different from your wife's style. Despite that, you must appreciate and support each other in order to achieve successful co-parenting for your kids' sake.
Read parenting books and attend parenting classes. Together with your wife, take a look at good parenting books and surveys. Report back to each other and consider how your styles measure up. Take classes if you have to.
Decide on a mutual parenting style. This is the ultimate in negotiation but remember that if you do not negotiate at the adult level, it leaves your child to figure it out. Once you've decided, then write down the basics and embrace your new co-parenting style. Implement your new co-parenting style and make sure that your kids know clearly what is expected from them.
Discuss your co-parenting tasks with your wife weekly. The success or failure of your family rests in the hands of both parents. Thus, co-parenting meetings are a must! These meetings should include finances, home maintenance, parenting, and relationship issues. Be ready to evaluate everything. Jot down all your findings.