May 2, 2019
On Friday mornings, at 7am PST, we do a Facebook Live that we call Brewing with the Moulders. Basically, we roll out of bed, brew some coffee, go live, and talk about all kinds of things that come up in life. Like a box of chocolates, you’ll never know what you’re gonna get – whether it be funny, serious, intellectual...or not – but it’s always a good time. Join us sometime!
We sparked up a conversation a couple weeks ago has that continued via direct messages and personal conversations, so we decided it’d be a great topic to discuss here. The topic – having different values than your co-parent – is clearly one that blended families are begging to have brought to the limelight.
Today, we’ll discuss the common issues that arise when there’s a difference in values and how to move past them. The thing is, you probably aren’t going to change your ex’s values, so the real hurdle is changing the way you see them. Listen in to hear how consistency, communication, respect, understanding, and appreciation are the keys to a happier co-parenting experience – and learn why your kids will be so much better off when this is the case.
02:30 – 04:00 – Today’s topic: Having different values than your co-parent
04:00 – 08:00 - Values and the complications that arise when they are misaligned
08:00 – 12:30 - Emulating the same values you try to instill in your child
12:30 – 17:00 - Allowing communication, respect, and understanding
17:00 – 19:30 - A letter from a listener to exemplify co-parenting with misaligned values
19:30 – 22:00 - Allowing your kids to form an opinion and asking them questions