Ex and I split up when ds7 was a baby following a six year, pretty turbulent relationship. I&#39;m not sure how it even lasted that long as we are totally different people and it was pretty toxic at times. The pregnancy wasn&#39;t planned. <br><br>For the past 5-6 years I have been trying to successfully co-parent with someone who has completely different ethics morals views and parenting styles to me. Whereas I will gently explain things to ds my ex will shout at bawl and frighten him. While I&#39;m very tolerant and open minded my ex is ignorant and bigoted to anything outside of what he knows and understands. His family are rude and gossipy. <br><br>I worry about the impact of his influence on my ds who at the minute is a lovely kind and sensitive little boy. Ex and I have a good arrangement with contact and on the whole get along fairly well but I can&#39;t stand the way he is sometimes and he absolutely cannot be challenged or reasoned with, it&#39;s his way or the highway. <br><br>I don&#39;t want to confuse my ds with two polar opposite parents and I don&#39;t want to obviously undermine his dad but the man is an idiot and I don&#39;t want ds to grow up following his ways.