I'm the disciplinary one in my home (even though its always a failure) and my Dh is lenient, aloof and normally doesn't discipline at all. This is what ruins my discipline plans...I say no..he says yes. I say don't do that...he ignores whatever it is ( unless its something of his- then its a different story). He says I'm too strict I say he's too slack. I think kids need rules guidance and boundaries...he just doesn't have an opinion either way. Examples: picking up toys clothes etc..throwing trash in the right place ...putting dishes in the sink...all simple stuff a 6 year old can.do. however...mine only seems to do these things when I fuss at him...why? Cuz dad never puts his clothes in the hamper ( throws them anywhere they'll land) ..doesn't put dishes in sink or dishwasher or even put clean ones up. Leaves trash everywhere that I end up picking up...you get the idea. I take toys away...sometimes permanently. Ive done timeouts etc...nothing has worked because I'm the only one who does it...how confusing is that to a kid? Its no surprise ..but how do you get thru to an adult??
on Jun. 26, 2013 at 2:29 AM