Richard Weissbourd on “But Dad lets me do it!”

“Are you on the same highway with your partner?” asks The Parents We Mean to Beauthor Richard Weissbourd. If not, make sure you get there to avoid constant conflict.

Here’s how 4 other parenting experts say to respond…


Deborah Tillman
America’s Supernanny, of TV fame, lays out her plan for how to reconcile differences when it comes to parenting styles — and still maintain a harmonious household. Format: Article

Erica Reischer
Give kids credit for trying to get what they want, says parent coach and psychologist Erica Reischer. But to keep the endless back-and-forth in check, follow this one guideline. Format: Video (1:37)

Adele Faber
The co-author of the seminal How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk offers an example of how to respond to this wily kid comment. Format: Article

Heidi Allen Garvin
Heidi Allen Garvin, founder of the popular website Mormon Moms, says parents should avoid creating a dynamic that pits parents against each other. Here’s how. Format: Article

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