When Debbie and I were infanticipating our first child (i.e. when she was pregnant with Carl), we went to the pre-labor this-is-what-you-should-be-ready-for class at her doctor’s clinic. The leader told us at the beginning of the class that we would make some of the decisions (when to take breaks, etc) by way of a “limited democracy” – which went this way: She would ask us how we wanted to do it and she would go with the first person who answered’s answer.

Dad’s, it might not be often, but there may be times when this kind of limited democracy works in making a decision with your kids.