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Positive Parenting: How to Follow Through With Limits

Most parents have great intentions when they come up with limits and boundaries. Which rules to set and why they are important are usually clear. The power struggles and negotiation start when parents find that keeping those limits, following through, just doesn’t go so well.

While most children will not actually admit to wanting or liking limits, especially when it means less cookies or no more screen time…keeping limits is one important way for children to learn to trust and accept guidance.

Alluding to limits but not actually keeping them is just not helpful to children. What tends to happen is waiting to long to set a limit, making threats and then never doing anything about it, being unclear and suddenly yelling, all which lead to uncertainty, disconnection and even anxiety for some children.

So, limits and boundaries are important. Read More

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