Partnership Parenting: How Men and Women Parent Differently--why it Helps Your Kids and Can Strengthen Your Marriage
Men and women not only have naturally different communication styles, but unique approaches to parenting as well. While mothers tend to overprotect their kids, fathers tend to push them toward independence. And whereas many experts tend to advocate "a united front,” Drs. Kyle and Marsha Pruett reveal how Mom and Dad not always being on exactly the same page-- which, initially, may seem to cause conflict-- can actually strengthen the whole family.
Informed by the Pruetts' research and extensive experience with parents and children,Partnership Parenting offers a new outlook. In addition to fascinating biological insights, the book features strategies for negotiating common "landmine situations” from birth to age eight, from discipline and bedtime to helping kids with homework and teaching them responsibility.
With wisdom and humor,Partnership Parenting helps couples take advantage of their individual strengths to raise confident children while simultaneously improving their marriage.
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1 Becoming Parents Together 3
2 Cuddling vs the Football Hold 15
3 Building a Partnership That Works 35
4 Managing Conflict and Fighting Fair 49
5 Valuing Your Spouses Contribution 65
6 Assumptions and Actions 79
7 Discipline 99
9 Coparenting and Sleeping Children 133
10 Safety 151
11 Education 169
For Divorce Prevention 191
Ideas About Parenting 199
Parental Profile Answers 205
8 Care and Feeding 115