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Child Custody and Discipline

In Child Custody by Elizabeth Stephenson

When a couple has children, it is natural to have disagreements regarding parenting styles and methods of discipline. A big one is whether to use corporal discipline. We were all raised differently, and there may be aspects of the way we were raised that we either want to continue or avoid with our children. These disagreements can be heated and can become an unhealthy source of conflict between married couples. When couples divorce—even in spite of more limited contact—these disagreements regarding parenting styles and discipline can become worse. Consider Counseling One option for separated parents who cannot agree on discipline is to consider professional intervention, such as counseling for the child and/or the parents. A family therapist may be able to help the parents—together or individually—to address and resolve issues …