No two parents are alike. Everyone has their own parenting style and way of doing things when it comes to raising kids. You and your partner probably don’t agree on everything as parents, and that’s okay. Even though you don’t always have to agree, it’s important to have a conversation with your partner about how you both plan on approaching parenting as a blended family. Coming to a place of compromise and mutual understanding is essential to showing up as a united front for your kids! When you and your partner have a clear plan for parenting, your kids will have a greater sense of security and will know what to expect, helping to ease the transition of joining families. 

Families are complex and parenting can often be unpredictable, so it’s okay if you’re not always sure about how to best handle a situation. There’s no way to predict every challenge, so it’s important to have an ongoing conversation about how you and your partner want to approach parenting!