Family Boundaries

posted May 10, 2017, 8:28 AM by Donna LaRue

Within the category of "Boundaries" the first Asset we'll explore is called "Family Boundaries".    Regular Open, Honest and Clear conversations with your child(ren) is really the key to success.  Young children as well as teenagers understand good and bad feelings.  They are developing skills and strategies to better understand right and wrong decisions.  Their success at making positive choices can really hinge on the adults in their lives setting clear expectations and creating boundaries for them... until they are capable and comfortable forming boundaries for themselves.  In addition to being clear with boundaries, phrasing the expectations positively leads to success in getting the message to them, before they shut down.  As they gain experience and develop strategies, your boundaries can be adjusted as increased trust has been established. 

Here is a link to this week's article titled "Family Boundaries"