For parents of children with special needs, creating a happy home for everyone depends on maintaining a tailored routine. This structure will help the child thrive and prevent disharmony in the family. By contrast, when rules and routines are not enforced by either parent, problems abound.
Failure to work together to set limits and maintain a routine can happen for many reasons, including power struggles, miscommunication, and a deficiency of parenting tools. Perhaps one parent is in denial about the existence of a disability. Another difficult adjustment occurs when parents separate or divorce.