Parents before spouses

Can differences in parenting approach take a toll on marriage? 

7 replies
Arushi Chaudhary
June 7, 2017

7 Comments

  1. Yes! Big time! Esp when one parent does not want to play the bad cop! Also a lot depends on how the person has been raised. I think parenting is one big boiling pot in which couples get angry with each other. *p*

  2. Parents are individuals who come in with their unique cultural and family background. They probably won't have much experience with parenting. So there are bound to be differenes in opinion. *p**p*Its more important to be loving and supportive of each other rather than constantly at war. This way you will be better role models for your kids. *p*

  3. It is a tricky situation to be in! Like walking on thin ice!  Having said that, parents cannot be abondoned especially if they need assistance both monetary and emotional. Having said that, to have a harmonious married life, both husband and wife have to understand the intricacies involved. Many couples have in-house in-laws. Mostly the husband's parents. Indian societal norms since begining of time lay the onus of looking after parents on the sons. However, times have changed and daughters too feel the need to be responsible for the well being of her parents.*p**p*A healthy understanding between the couple is a must. Both sets of in-laws are important and must be viewed in that context.*p**p* *p*

  4. I think childen too use parents weakness for them to get what they want. They will side with the parent how is giving them what they want…I mean a little older children of course…*p*

  5. Yes and no.If their opinions and beliefs are diametrically opposite to each other, then, yes of course.*p**p*They need to sit down and draw a common set of rules.if need be, take help of a counsellor.*p*

  6. Yes and no.If their opinions and beliefs are diametrically opposite to each other, then, yes of course.*p**p*They need to sit down and draw a common set of rules.if need be, take help of a counsellor.*p*

  7. I feel that the approach should converge at one point and spouses need to understand each other before understanding their children. Because if there are 2 minds try to give a shape to kid's childhood and his early mannerisms and values then the 2 hands should work together. *p**p*If they don't work together, it'll be really hard for the children to follow someone. The good cop shouldn't act like a good cop always and same with the bad cop. Parents can even take turns when they are trying to teach their kids something. It can something of great significant and something nothing but fun stuff. But both of them should divide it equally. *p*

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