Setting limits with children can be hard for many parents. Often times parents find themselves conflicted as to when and how to set clear boundaries. They don’t want to be the “bad guy”, use threats and punishments, shame and fear but on the other hand, they don’t want their children to grow up without boundaries. Our job as parents is NOT to always make our children happy. They need to hear “no” from us and just like with anything it takes practice to set limits with firmness and love. Setting limits can be hard if you are not clear on your internal why. Also, do you take your child’s behavior personally? In this episode we share what works for us to keep us grounded in the moment and helps us to respond instead of reacting. Know that when you set a limit, you child might get upset and that’s ok. Make space for the feelings.
Children do need clear boundaries and at times they will test you.
Christina Fletcher joins me for the December special episode.
She is a returning guest and you can find her first episode here.
-how Christina navigates her teenage daughter’s social media experience, her daughter just launched her blog
-why setting limits is hard
-how to get rid of fear in parenting because it does show up quite often:)
-what to do when your own triggers get turned on
In our Second Segment
we answer two of your questions.
One is about a 1st grader whose teacher expressed a concern because he doesn’t finish his work on time and mom is looking for tips on getting kids to focus on finishing schoolwork? Will this pattern affect his budding independence?
Second is a question about a 5 year old boy who followed his older brother and joined a sporting activity but doesn’t like it. Mother is torn but the father has a a different attitude and view on quitting. “My husband is super upset about ‘letting him quit’ thinking it’ll lead to him quitting everything when it gets tough…”
The question is, shall his parents allow him to quite?
In our third segment
we share with you favorite finds of the month.
Anna shares this book.
About my guest
Christina Fletcher is a spiritually aware parent coach who helps parents tap into their own inner resources and be their authentic selves, as well as to see their children as the true spiritual beings we all are through tools, meditations and exercises. Christina is also an author and has released 4 books, as well as freelanced for numerous international publications and her own blog, Parenting From Source. For more information please visit her website www.spirituallyawareparenting.com
How she has moved from being a controlling parent with her two daughters and changed her ways with her third child.
She also shares a very simple yet powerful practice the power of setting an intention word for the week.
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