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The days of ‘go see your mother’ are out. Shared parenting is now the go.   However, if you have a partner your biggest challenge maybe to get on the same wavelength and work from the same parenting script.   You maybe strict, while your partner is lenient. You may value family mealtime highly, while your partner is ambivalent about breaking bread as a family.    Differences in parenting are natural reflecting past parenting experiences, gender differences and your experiences of children.  They are a sign of independent thinking, and can provide a sense of balance to family life.    BUT different approaches can cause discomfort, stress and anxiety to one or both parents, particularly when communication and empathy levels are down.   In some cases, the differences can lead to inconsistent parenting where there...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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