Child Psychology

The People Pleaser's Guide to Setting Boundaries

The People Pleaser's Guide to Setting Boundaries

Boundaries. Let’s talk about them, let’s get comfortable talking about them. When we get comfortable talking about boundaries, we get more comfortable setting boundaries.

It sounds simple, but for many of us, setting boundaries can feel uncomfortable. You see, it was also ingrained in many of us as kids that setting boundaries causes feelings to be hurt. “Give grandpa a kiss or you’ll hurt his feelings!” “Lisa asked you over for a play date, if you don’t go it will hurt her feelings.”

The Power of Connecting With Children

The Power of Connecting With Children

We carry computers in our pockets in the form of smartphones. This brings an expectation that we're constantly on the clock. Even on evenings and weekends, many of us hold jobs where clients and colleagues expect us to respond immediately to emails and calls. With this constant connection to work, friends, and social media, the connection with our kids is weakening.