When parents disagree about parenting or discipline

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When parents disagree about parenting or discipline

I don't believe that it's always wrong for children to encounter a difference of perspective because life is not going to go according to one set of rules. Your child needs to be able to make choices in the midst of understanding that there are different sets of rules. I think that's important. Secondly, the most importantly, I think, is that you and your spouse need to try, as much as you can, to have a united front. That really requires putting on that learner mindset, as opposed to the judgement mindset, and engaging your spouse around why they think their perspective is right. Share what you think is right and increase your pool of meaning about the behavior that you want your child to approach differently. What you may find is that each of you are polarized in thinking it's the right way, when you increase your pool of meaning, you may come up with another solution. The best thing is to engage your partner around what the differences are.

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Wanda Jones-Yeatman is the owner of WJY Consulting, a small firm specializing in providing a variety of consulting, training, facilitation, coaching and program management services to organizations and individuals. Wanda has worked in the field of education and training for over 25 years, with extensive experience in personality type and its application, team-building, communication, success coaching, career development, human relations, conflict management and peacemaking, management training, leadership development, group facilitation, organizational development and multicultural awareness. As a consultant Wanda has served as an internal organizational coach focusing on subjects such as supervisory leadership, teambuilding, communication, conflict resolution and workforce planning. 

Wanda was born in Roanoke, VA and grew up all over the world as part of a military family. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Arizona State University and a M. Ed. from the University of Maryland in Counseling and Personnel Services. Wanda is married, mother of four wonderful children and resides in Maryland.

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