Raising Kids with Boundaries
When raising kids, boundaries are critical. Not just talking about boundaries, but living out our boundaries. If we want kids to always work hard, we have to show them that we are willing to work hard. By the same token, if we want them to put their phones aside during dinner, sometimes we have to show them that we are willing to do the same.
This permeates every area of their lives. If we’re late to things, our kids grow up tolerant of their own inability to be on time; because we showed them that boundary (or lack of a boundary).
As parents, we have to think about our boundaries and how we live the, as well as how we talk about them. Life is much easier when how we live our boundaries and what we say about our boundaries, actually match.