We all have a parenting style we defer to. Our default parenting style is typically a result of our childhood and our personality preferences.
Much of the conflict in stepfamilies is a result of differing parenting styles. Complete this assessment to gain an understanding of each other’s parenting styles and let this drive the discussion on the how you want your children to be raised.
Keep in mind, a stepparent may have one parenting style when it comes to raising their kids, and another when raising their stepchildren.
If you’re a stepparent, consider completing this assessment once with the perspective as a birth parent, and another with the perspective of a stepparent to identify your different styles.