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What Role does your husband/partner play in child rearing

As mothers, we actively raise our children, but what about our husbands? Does your husband discipline the children only and everything else is your job, or does he take a more active role in most aspects of raising your children. Please explain, and give examples if you want.

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Asked by kenywoodsmom08 at 11:36 PM on Feb. 9, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • hubby is an equal partner all the way

    Answer by sati769leigh at 11:37 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • My husband is the greatest dad. He helps with homework, he reads bedtime stories, he gives baths and changes diapers. He plays outside, he plays video games with the kids. He helps me clean sometimes too.
    He is really helpful and I know how lucky the kids and I am.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:39 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • I set the standard basically. My husband follows my lead. He does diciplin our children, he'll clean DS up after a meal, change diapers, get bottles and sippy cups ready, put DS to bed, etc. However, I am a SAHM ontop of having a more dominant parenting technique between the two of us. Therefore, I set the standard and he follows suit. Yes, he does give opinions, suggestions, likes/dislikes, etc. I very much like to hear his thoughts and we either agree or comprimise. Though I am more dominant in my parenting I see us as an equal partnership. We listen to one another and find a common ground to raise the children on. I do have more say, as I have to raise these children all day while he's at work, but nothing I do hasn't been approved by him.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 11:42 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • We're pretty equal partners, I did more diapers, but he really has a problem with poop. We both discipline, we each do everything with our kids. I'm not saying that everyday we each do an equal amount of "hands on" parenting, but we each know that other is as capable of doing any parenting task. I never worry about leaving the kids with him, neither of us considers his time spent with the kids as babysitting, because he is a full time, hands on dad.

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 12:28 AM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • He does the stuff I don't like to do: outside play, video games, pets. I do most of the other stuff.

    Answer by Pnukey at 12:37 PM on Feb. 10, 2010

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