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Accepting your ex's parenting

Air Date: 11/08/12 When you're sharing custody of your kids with your ex, handling the etiquette of what goes on at each house can be delicate. And you can't make your former spouse parent the way you would like. Your best adjustment is to accept that your ex is going to parent their way at their house and your way at your house. Kids will generally accept the different styles with an understanding that things are done one way at one home and another way at another home. However, this changes when your kids are teenagers and begin testing the limits. Dr. Jankovich strongly recommends not adjusting your parenting style during these years, especially to win over favor in your child's eyes when they may want to spend more time in the more lenient environment. This week, Dr. Jankovich discusses how to work with your ex and coordinate parenting strategies when necessary and understand parenting differences when no coordination takes place on this week's edition of Relationships with Dr. Rebecca Jankovich. Dr. Rebecca Jankovich airs Thursday mornings on 88.7 FM, KUNR, and can be reached at 775-322-1839.