Im pretty sure this would be the right place for this topic...
So i just started dating someone about a month and half ago. DS is just over a year, his father has never been involved in his life.
The man i'm dating has two kids 4 and 6. so far i have noticed that are parenting styles are quite different. Im an advocate of AP and he is definitely more strict and firm with his children. He doesn't spank but he does raise his voice, something I don't do often. He has made small comments here and there about my parenting style, that i need to be more firm with my son, that he whines to much because i baby him, things like that. I have always taken my son's whining and crying as a sign of his communicating, but i have noticed that he has entered into the temper tantrum phase, so its a huge transition for both of us.
The man i'm dating and i are super compatible on many other levels except our parenting style. so my question is this: is that deal breaker? He hasnt ben exposed to AP much, and he grew up in a very traditional and strict family, so its probably his instinct to revert back to that. might he warm up to the idea of AP as time goes on? any advice? I'm new to the dating scene with a baby.
any comments and advice would be appreciated!