Discipline is often a
BIG problem in stepfamilies.
It is usually one of the top three problems
stepfamilies report - and often, it is "problem number one".
Discipline problems can make stepfamily life
incredibly stressful and frustrating.
Discipline problems are very likely to put your
couple relationship under a great deal of strain.
Often, your instinctive efforts to address
discipline problems inadvertently serve to entrench or intensify the very
problem you are trying to clear up.
Do you need the
Discipline with Dignity program?
the items below. The more that are true, the
more useful the program will be for you.
the children frequently fail to comply with your (or your partner's)
requests and directives?
Do any of the
children act in other disrespectful ways towards either of you?
the children frequently in conflict with one another?
either of you frequently find yourself "caught in the middle"?
either of you feel saddled with responsibility for children over whom you
have little or no authority?
you often feel that you are treated like one of the children; or that
dealing with your partner is very much like having to deal with another
either of you disapprove of the way the other disciplines any of the
opinions in the household differ regarding required, acceptable and
you (or your partner) often feel that your opinion doesn't count?
you and your partner disagree, in front of the children, on consequences
and sanctions for misbehaviour?
Do you ever find yourself
"siding" with the kids, and against your partner?
your relationship with the children, (or your partner's relationship with
the children) deteriorating, or already bad?
conflict over managing the children's behaviour negatively impacting your
relationship with your partner?
Do you worry about "things
getting out of hand" when your partner is dealing with your kids, or you need to
leave them alone with your partner?
you and your partner get along much better when the children are away?
The Discipline with
Dignity program teaches:
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