It's definitely a mix! We have bi-weekly house meetings, where we decide a lot of things democratically - the rules about how we share the trampoline and computers, for example, and the consequences for breaking rules. Then there are things we all just agree on & enforce- if you don;t eat a healthy meal for dinner, you can't have dessert, that kind of thing. Then there are the moments when each parent deals with their own children - DP's kids go to public school, so their weekend bedtimes are earlier than the rest of the kids, because they can't get too far off their regular schedules. Generally we all work pretty well together, though a lot of the AP/peaceful parenting is relatively new to DP, so he spends a lot of time asking why we did things certain ways. He is on board with it philisophically, but just doesn't have the years of practice the rest of us do.
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