Who makes major decisions for your kids, you or your spouse?
But, what happens when you and your spouse disagree and can't find a compromise, whether it be over major decisions like education, medical care or religion, or smaller things like discipline, and every day decisions, for your kids?
Does your spouse simply trust you to make the right decisions for your kids, or vice versa? Do you discuss every decision?
In our home, I tend to make all major decisions for my kids. We may talk about it, sometimes, but I generally have final say in everything having to do with them, from discipline, to their education and extracurriculars, to medical decisions, to religious and parenting decisions. He simply trusts me to make good decisions because he knows that one, I love them and want the best for them, and two, I spend a lot of time and effort researching everything, and weighing the pros and cons of each option. He's aware that his opinion would generally be an uneducated, unresearched one, and mine will be fairly educated with sources to back them up. We've never had a major disagreement concerning any important decisions.
On the flip side, he makes all financial decisions for our family for the same reasons. He is very educated and good at financial management and things like stocks, bonds, taxes and investments, and I know nothing about those types of things. I trust him to make sound decisions for our family.