Welcome to Splitsville. This weekly column will focus on parenting after a divorce, break-up or one-night stand that didn't end like a Katherine Heigl movie.
In a sea of touchy parenting topics, discipline in the great white shark. Or the killer whale. Or monstrous mile-long squid. Whatever the most terrifying creature out there is, that's discipline. People don't even want to mention it. It strikes fear into the heart of honest and thoughtful conversations everywhere.
Discipline is just such a personal decision. And people are very passionate about their choices. To make matters even worse, discipline demands consistency. It's difficult enough for a married couple to agree on disciplining techniques and applying them evenly. For parents living in separate households, it becomes even more crucial and even more challenging.
So no matter how scary it is to discuss discipline, separated parents have to have this conversation. Will they be using time-outs? How long? Do theyRead More »from Splitsville: Discussing Discipline