Making Parenting a Joint Effort


Team work is a big part of parenting. We have tips to help you create a successful parenting partnership with your spouse.

Authors, Richard and Linda Eyre, say it’s important for parents to show appreciation for each other, in front of the kids.

One of the truest cliches is the one that says, “The best thing a man can do for his children is to love their mother”. Change man to woman and mother to father and the truth holds.
Today we present three specific suggestions on how to strengthen your marriage even as you work in tandem on your parenting partnership.
1. Hold a “5 facet review” once a month as a spouse partnership…..go to dinner together, just the two of you, and confine the agenda to the kids. Ask, on each child, “How is he doing physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Take notes. Look for danger signs and look for aptitudes unrecognized. Nip problems in the bud and anticipate needs.
2. Develop a parenting philosophy together and put it in writing. Make it dynamic such that it can be altered and advanced with time and experience. (Often this is easiest to do if you begin with a well developed set of parenting objectives (as set forth on and then tailor it to your own personalities and viewpoints.
3. Appreciate each other! And do so in front of the kids!

New York Times #1 Bestselling Authors Richard and Linda Eyre are the parents of nine children and, by coincidence, the authors of 9 internationally distributed parenting and life-balance books. They lecture throughout the world on family related topics, and are the founders of Visit the Eyres anytime at or

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