Who disciplines more mom or dad

Canada
February 1, 2007 12:41pm CST
In my family the mom (me) disciplines more. Dad lets our daughter get away with everything. he seems to act like a playmate to her and doens't do any parenting at all. drives me nuts
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• United States
7 Feb 07
My daughter isn't born yet but my husband already told me that I'm going to have to be the disciplinarian because he just "can't see himself telling her no". Yeah, he's gonna be a pushover dad! I think that will change quickly if she starts being a brat though, he can't stand when kids are bratty. We'll see...
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• Canada
8 Feb 07
my daughter's father is the biggest push over. she tells him what to do.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I tended to discipline our daughters more than my husband. He was always at work when they were being bad. LOL I think in most families the mother spends more time with the children so they do most of hte disipline
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• Canada
7 Feb 07
i aggree that mother's usually spend more time with the kids and should discipline more but that's not always the case. some women wait until their husband's get home and tell them to do something but by that time it's too late. you need to discipline right when something happens. not hours later.
• India
13 Feb 07
in my family the dad disciplines more .
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I did most of the discipline in my family.My husband was working out of town and came home only on weekends. There were times they did not listen to me, but I always said just wait untill your dad gets home,That seemed to help a lot.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 07
in my family its both...coz when my dad was still alive .he and mom would first talk on what to do with us when we err.now that dads gone only mom...on some occasion me as the eldest impose discipline on the family.peace!
@bicklelady (1411)
• United States
8 Feb 07
The dad desciplines more. My boys takes advantages of me if I let them. All I have to do is tell them that I am going to tell there dad when he gets home and they would always stop.
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@brihanna (381)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I (the Mom) discipline more. I think that because my husband is only home for about an hour and a half in the evenings, he does not want to spend it disciplining the children. It has been the source of more than one arguement, as it seems that sometimes he is undoing all that I have tried to do in the day. I also think that sometimes, for them it is easier to give in to a 2 year old than trying to figure out what the real issue is. I wonder if it would be different if he was the stay at home caregiver.
• Australia
5 Feb 07
dad disciplines more....I'm too soft
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
2 Feb 07
Definitely mom disciplines more - as was the case with our kids. My hubby couldn't discipline our kids and as a result they never knew how they stood with him. I found that they showed him lack of respect because of this. They always came to me with any questions because they knew they would get a straight answer, whether it was to their advantage or not. It would have made raising our children easier on me if my husband had been stronger with our kids, and I wouldn't have always been the "meanie". C'mon dads - give it a go, you can do it!
@minerc (1373)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I do the dicipline but not the major my husband does the major, I will put in time out and get on to them make them redo things if they mess up. If they don't learn from my steps then my husband steps in, they straighten up, he will ground them or punish them by making them pick up the yard. The kids don't like dad to get involved to my discipline usually works.
@clod0327 (817)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
In our case, I discipline our daugther more than my husband. If my husband needs to scold my daugther, she will ask me to do it for him. He's too afraid to hurt the feelings of her one & only princess.
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