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What strategies do you recommend to keep consistency for a

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What strategies do you recommend to keep consistency for a 5 1/2 year old boy thats split 50/50 between 2 households?

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Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  proexpert37 replied 5 years ago.
Hello and Thank You for using Just Answer. Do the parents of the child get along? What is the exact 50/50 schedule? Thanks!
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

The parents get along somewhat...


schedule is one week on (at our home)... one week off (at her home)



Expert:  proexpert37 replied 5 years ago.
It is important that the parents communicate for the sake of the child. Both parents also need to adapt the same sort of discipline style so that the child will not receive mixed messages. What you can do is to create a daily behavior report for the week. List the good behaviors as well as the bad and the consequences. When your son has to go to the next parent's house, they will be aware of the past behavior for the week and can discuss any problems further if necessary. Additionally, having both parents keep a list of the same behavioral expectations with the same consequences is excellent. However, consistency will be the key.
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