The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother’s always a Democrat.
In light of the context that I’ve seen between the Republicans and Democrats in my time, I think that Robert Frost couldn’t be more on the mark. It is a common tactic of children to try a difficult question on one parent and if they don’t like the answer, they go to the other parent who sees things a bit differently. Just like in politics, the greatest good usually comes when there’s a compromise and communication between the two parties.
Let your children know that you and your wife make decisions together. Discuss with your children their difficult questions and let all sides be heard. What you have decided, the decision should come from both of you so that you do not run the risk of having a house divided.