When we talk about boundaries, parents commonly think that it’s a trigger for stirring up our relationships with children. We have boundaries that we want our children to follow, and our children have their own boundaries that they want their parents to respect, too. This consequently leads to struggles with control and trust!
But it doesn’t have to be that way, mama!
It’s important that we don’t let go of boundaries since it’s our way of protecting what’s valuable to us and our family. Thus, what we need is to figure out the extent of our boundaries, how we can negotiate them, and then how to properly communicate those boundaries with our children. (Tip: also communicate your INTENTIONS behind those boundaries too!)
Because boundaries aren’t meant to be restrictive. They are meant to be protective. And if handled well in your family, boundaries improve intimacy and respect in your household. So how do we do it?
Catch Brittney and I discuss everything you need to know about setting boundaries in your family!
Other life-changing stuff in this episode…
- Identifying your core values and the extent of boundaries
- How to make your kids cooperate when setting boundaries
- Communicating boundaries to children of certain ages and personality
- How trust plays a role in setting boundaries
- How boundaries actually improve your relationship with your kids
“Consistency and connection are prerequisites to setting boundaries with your kids.” -Brittney Serpel
Boundaries define your values and what matters to you. Moreover, it makes clear what you don’t want to risk losing or hurting. So in setting boundaries, ask yourself, ‘what are you trying to protect?’
Brittney Serpell is a skilled communicator who inspires parents to believe the best about themselves and their children. She offers hope-filled solutions for everyday issues. And as the Director of Family at Loving on Purpose, Brittney brings a wealth of tools, knowledge, and practical experience to her role.
Brittney is certified in Love and Logic. She has worked for six years as the Development Director for the children’s department at Bethel Church. There, she created and established a culture of strong communication and team values.
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