Parenting Decoded

42 - Challenges with Boundaries

December 16, 2021 Season 1 Episode 42
Parenting Decoded
42 - Challenges with Boundaries
Show Notes

Setting limits for our kids can be such a challenge.  We set them, they ignore or break them.  Ugh!  In this episode learn how to set better boundaries that we can stick by so that our kids know that we mean what we say.

Learn to say:
1 - "AND WHAT DID I SAY"
Using this phrase helps stop the whining and begging that gets so annoying that we often times give in just to quiet our kids down.
2 - Set consequences for whining and complaining when our kids try to push our boundaries in directions we don't want them to go.  Use ENERGY DRAINs if you are wondering what to use.

We review why our boundaries fail and what good boundaries look like:
1. Clearly define the boundaries to our kids
2. Make the boundaries positive
3. Have consequences
4. Be consistent
5. Be reasonable
6. Be calm and loving

Here are some useful links for you:
EPISODE 20: Creating Calm with Boundaries and Limits (Transcript)
EPISODE 20: Creating Calm with Boundaries and Limits (Podcast)
ENERGY DRAIN IDEA LIST

For a full transcript of this podcast see my blog:
TRANSCRIPT

If you have questions please email me at mary@parentingdecoded.com.