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If you are very lax in disciplining your children, you may want to seriously consider taking some pointers from your dating partner, but these should be discussed with you in private, never around the children. You then can choose to implement the suggestion if you agree with it or ignore it. A dating partner can assist you with the children by helping with homework, playing sports or games with them, or chauffeuring them someplace. Their only role in discipline at this point is to back you up, as the role and responsibility of disciplinarian belongs to the child's parent.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|