Our expert says:
You're right that consistency, between parents, and within each parent, is important. Inconsistency declares openly that all the rules are openly and need not be obeyed. But your positions are not necessarily inconsistent ! Maybe she's right that it's worthwhile for you to distinguish between issues too small to be worth a fuss, and "must-win" battles. have a grand summit meeting, with or without United Nations intervention, and decide between you which issues fall into which category, Then be consistent in applying the rules you have agreed.
And hold your discussions together and alone, NOT in front of the child.
BT's technique of choices makes good sense, doesn't it ? And Lulu's right, too
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