Parenting is no walk in the park, but doing it with someone certainly makes it a little bit more manageable. No matter the age of your children, staying in touch with your partner and asking each other questions that will make you better parents will not only be healthy for your relationship, but for your kids as well.
My oldest daughter recently hit the "terrible twos" phase. Although she is a blast to be around and I love her more than anything, she knows how to test my patience like it's her job. If I didn't have the support of my partner, I don't know what I would do some days. He is my backbone when I want to give up and helps me loosen up when I'm being overbearing.
Life gets busy though. Between jobs, at-home responsibilities, grumpy kids and trying to maintain a healthy relationship with your significant other, taking time to assess how you're doing as parents can be the last thing on your minds. Asking and answering these 11 questions with your partner can mean the difference between a snap in your patience or a lull in judgement. And when it's your child's future you're talking about, it's definitely worth the extra time for a chat.