One of the most important steps to parenting is being on the same page as the other partner. Parents rarely discuss strategies on how to deal with their child’s misbehaviors ahead of time. They just assume they are on the same page, but it’s not until the misbehavior takes place that each parent reacts differently causing a conflict in front of their child. This is how parents get identified as “good cop, bad cop” and occasionally this conflict creates a lopsided parenting relationship.
Parenting Expo Cleveland speaker Terry Manrique of www.ourparentcoach.com, says the best way to combat these situations is for the parents to sit down and outline the following:
- Define the behaviors both parents like from the child.
- Define the behaviors both parents dislike.
- Define the behaviors both parents will not tolerate.
- Think through each behavior, come to a conclusion, stick to it, and be consistent.
Certified in Early Childhood Education, Terry received her National Administrator Credential and trains Early Childhood teachers and parents to manage children using her progressive techniques. She has been featured on several media outlets, including NBC4, Columbus Business First, Telos TV, and Talktainment Radio.
To learn more parenting tips from Terry and other leading parenting experts, visit Parenting Expo Cleveland April 26 – 27 at the International Exposition (IX) Center. Parenting Expo is the one event that is all about parenting. A two-day family-friendly event, parents, grandparents, caregivers and educators will have an opportunity to receive up-to-date information on what’s important to them right now – from prenatal care to raising teens. In addition, attendees will walk away with meaningful coupons, giveaways, goody bags full of products from exhibitors, and opportunities to win prizes throughout the expo.