In creating a supportive network for your child, it is likely that at some point you will encounter important people who have different ideas about parenting your child. Different ideas about parenting can occur between you and your spouse or partner, your child’s grandparents and other relatives, a step parent, your child’s teacher, or any other important person in your child’s life. Having these different perspectives is normal and expected, and how you work through them can build your skills in communication, empathy, and problem solving.
This podcast provides guidance for parents and those in a parenting role on navigating this challenge and, in the process, building yours and your child’s life skills. ParentingMontana.org is the parenting website created by The Montana Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University. ParentingMontana.org and podcasts like this offer support for parents on a large range of parenting topics and situations, each with a focus on bolstering social and emotional skills.
It is likely, in creating a supportive network for your child, that you will encounter important people who have different ideas about parenting your child than you do. Throughout this podcast, you’ll hear how you can build your skills to work through these differences, maintain a positive relationship with the important people in your child’s life, and ultimately do what is in your child’s best interest.