· Get on the same page as your spouse. The kids will know when you’re not, and they will take advantage of it. They’re sneaky like that. My husband and I try and be a unified front with the kids. I back him up, and he backs me up. You’ll hear us saying, “You need to respect your dad!” or “Listen to your mom when she is talking to you.” We also question the kids, “Did you talk to Daddy about that? What did he say?” If we disagree, we discuss it in private until we can get on the same page.
I also know that everyone has a different situation. There are grandparents and childcare workers involved. Try and get them on the same page too. Tell them different things you are working on with your child and see if they can be involved. Tell them you have been trying to train in patience or learn the letter G. Also, try to listen with an open to mind things they have expressed about your child and back them up while training at home. Getting them involved will reiterate what you’re trying to accomplish with your child and benefit everyone involved.