How to teach your kids about boundaries

How to teach your kids about boundaries

Update: 2023-07-31


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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the importance of teaching your child about boundaries. This is part 1 of a 2-part series on parenting, boundaries, and mental health.  

From the moment children are born, they are tied to their environment and the people within their environment. They are born into a community which they both shape and are shaped by.   

A child’s identity is closely tied to their community – their family, friends, and other acquaintances. Children develop a sense of who they are in relation to who they are with. This has both a huge potential for growth and connection and a huge potential for harm, which is why teaching your child how to have healthy relationships from a young age is so important for their mental and physical wellbeing.  

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2:00  How to help your child clean up their mental mess 

8:20  Why it is important to teach your child about boundaries  

11:20  Why we need to model boundaries for our children & teach them what boundaries look like in their own lives 

14:20  Why it is important to create a safe space at home for our children 

15:45  What boundaries are & why they are an important part of raising resilient children 

18:16  Boundaries are for everyone, even young children! 

22:40 , 25:14  What it means to respect your child’s boundaries  


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*DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.









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How to teach your kids about boundaries

How to teach your kids about boundaries

Dr. Caroline Leaf