By Petra Halbur

It’s a soon-to-be boy! Olivier Martinez confirmed at the opening night of the Champs-ElysĂ©es Film Festival that he and Halle Berry are, indeed, expecting a baby boy. The 47-year old actor told People  that, while he is French, his son will be a citizen of the United States. “I remain a Frenchman in America, but I adapt to American culture,” he said. “I feel good there – but I’m still a foreigner … My son will be an American.”

How do you compromise with your partner on how to raise a child?

Cupid’s Advice:

Everyone has their own parenting style and this can create conflict if you and your partner have strong yet differing opinions on child rearing. Cupid is here to help:

1. Prioritize the big stuff: Face it, you and your partner won’t agree on everything. So, discuss what values and methods are most important to each of you and reach a compromise.

2. Consult an expert: There are professionals who dedicate their lives to the study of child development. If you and your partner can’t reach an agreement, then consult somebody who knows what they’re talking about.

3. Notice what works: Ultimately, parenting is all about what’s best for the child. So, take note of which tactics your child responds to the best. You may have to concede that your partner was right about a few things, but it’s ultimately about the welfare of the child.

How do you compromise with your partner on child rearing? Tell us below.