He Said, She Said: When Parenting Styles Differ

He thinks you're too much of a softie with the kids. You think he's too hard. It's just part of the "joy" of parenting. And even though we all wish there was a manual, there isn't, and so we're left to raise our children the best way we know how. But, what if our "best" is not how our spouse sees it? It's the toughest challenge couple's face: how to parent as a team.   While Lanae and Calvin Conrad, both 34, are on the same page about most things, their parenting styles differ tremendously and discipline, in particular, remains a thorny issue. She's a disciplinarian who spanks, while he's a "let's talk it out" type of father. They shared their story with ESSENCE.com and let parenting expert Ann Pleshette Murphy weigh in. Find out what she had to say...
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