How The Good Cop/Bad Cop Parenting Dynamic Ruins Marriages
Kids favor the good cop
Kids wind up favoring the good cop. That’s who they snuggle up with on the couch for movie night. That’s who they want to tuck them in. That’s who they want teaching them to draw or catch. The bad cop feels pushed to the side, while she’s mostly the reason these kids have even been kept alive to see another day of snuggling or drawing.