Raising Adults Podcast

When One Partner Isn’t Future Focused

In today’s episode of Raising Adults, Deana and Kira tackle a listener question: What do you do if you are in a parenting team and your partner isn’t future focused or doesn’t want to be?

“It is important that everybody feels seen and heard, but that also that we feel satisfied with the job that we’re doing as parents.” – Kira Dorrian.

“It’s not saying that the way the other parent is doing it is wrong. It’s just saying, ‘Hey, this happens to be important to me, so I’ll put those systems in place and help make sure they happen.'” – Deana Thayer

Today’s discussion includes:

  • The need for foundational tools (5:54)
  • You can parent together even if you don’t agree (8:21)
  • Deciding that you both want to parent well (11:59)
  • Making sure we are not undermining our partner or other households (17:15)
  • A practical example of how this might look (18:14)
  • The flip side of that example (19:13)
  • Takeaways from today’s episode (20:13)

Thanks for joining us today as we tackled this fantastic listener question. What was your biggest takeaway? Please come and share it with us on our social media!

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