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Who do you think will be the more strict parent - you or DH? Who will be more lenient?
Do you think you will disagree often on discipline, or will you discuss and agree?

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My dh is the intolerant patent and I'm the structured parent who knows what's going on Smile

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

Who do you think will be the more strict parent - you or DH? Who will be more lenient?
Do you think you will disagree often on discipline, or will you discuss and agree?

I think we'll be strict about different things - I'll likely be stricter about food and no screen time for his first couple years. W will likely be a better disciplinarian because he'll stay cool at all times.

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I think in different respects DH and I both take turns as the stricter parent! It depends what the issue is. DH is a little more "tough love" than me - hearing whining and crying doesn't bother him, so he will let them whine and cry if he's trying to get a point across until my ears bleed! I need a "Mommy time out" sometimes for a few minutes!

DH is also the more "fun" parent though! He loves to play, wrestle, and be silly with the kids. I think it's so nice that they get both sides of him Biggrin

I think my expectations are more accurate than DH's though, with what we should expect from the kids. Sometimes he expects them to know and understand a lot more than they do.

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Pretty sure I will be the strict parent

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DH is the stricter parent. I am more understanding which sometimes works against me ( they know how to "play" me).
I make and stick to rules too, you need to in my large family...

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I am fairly strict with some things (bed time, following ds's routine, behavioral expectations). DH is more of the worrier-worried about DS getting hurt doing something. If its not a HUGE safety issue, I tend to say "well, if he hurts himself doing x he won't do it again!" DH is more like "OMGOMGOMGOMG he could hurt himself!!!" (example would be getting his finger stuck in a bi-fold door).