...Like Duct tape.
My advice is to duct tape him to a chair in a room where you can shut the door…
It might be funny. – Liz Condiff
(It’s true! It would probably definitely be funny, in fact. But it might not be the best option.)
Here's another person that thinks communication is the answer (go figure):
Maybe sit down and talk about why you each parent in your different styles, and come up with a middle ground. This way, each of you get to say, “My experience is XYZ” and better understand the WHY behind the automatic responses to the kids’ behaviors. There’s also the Dr. Phil version of examining the parenting styles: So, how’s that working for you? So if he is continually jumping in and it’s not making things better, maybe he can try your method for a month. – Kim Bongiorno
This one would probably get pretty old pretty quickly:
Either 1. just let him do his thing or 2. jump up before he does, check on the kids, report back that they’re fine and spare them the 20-minute lecture and your sanity. I had to do this with my ex and our kids as he was exactly the same way. He mellowed a bit when they got older. – Tabatha Stevenson
Becky Hahn just responded with this GIF of Chuck Norris:
It’s simple, it’s elegant, it’s Chuck Norris…
I love it!
Hey, if he wants to be in charge, let him!
Let him answer all the complaints fights and other issues. Tell them to ask their father. He’ll get tired of it eventually. – Cayce Calibro-Hasley
Some parents weighed in with their own experiencing being the helicopter parent…