DiscoverCLEANING UP YOUR MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline LeafThe one thing to never say when setting boundaries
The one thing to never say when setting boundaries

The one thing to never say when setting boundaries

Update: 2023-08-07
Share

Description

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com 


+Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content! 




SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the importance of teaching your child about boundaries. This is part 2 of my series on parenting, boundaries, and mental health. Part one can be found here.


Whenever you, as a parent or caregiver, set a boundary, make sure that you always explain why in a way that your child will understand. Use the moment to model healthy boundaries for your child and teach them what a healthy boundary looks like, using language that encourages your child to think about the situation and what it means. Avoid using language that shuts them down such as saying “because I said so”, which will make the boundary feel more like a punishment than a teaching opportunity. 






Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-set-boundaries-while-still-respecting-validating-emotions






OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: 


-AquaTru: 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to https://AquaTru.com  and enter code DRLEAF at checkout. Plus AquaTru comes with a 30-day Money-Back Guarantee so if you don’t like it just send it back for a refund, minus shipping. 





Turn back time on the appearance of your skin with Purity Woods’s Age-Defying Dream Cream! Go to puritywoods.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout for 10% off your first order. 





Just go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. 






EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:


1:00 , 5:00 How to help your child clean up their mental mess




7:25 How to set boundaries with your child




8:20 Why it is always important to explain the “why” behind a boundary




9:40 Why we should avoid “Because I said so!” statements




12:00 , 17:48 How to use boundaries as a learning experience for your child 




19:00 What happens when we don’t set boundaries with our children




22:45 , 25:02 How to validate what your child is feeling while setting boundaries 






ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 


-Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com 


-Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! 


- Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources 


-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 


-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 


-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf 




*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.

Comments 
loading
00:00
00:00
1.0x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Sleep Timer

Off

End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

The one thing to never say when setting boundaries

The one thing to never say when setting boundaries

Dr. Caroline Leaf