The source of many parent/child conflicts can often be traced back to inappropriate or unclear boundaries.
Establishing clear and consistent boundaries enables relationships within your family to become more fulfilling.
Young people need boundaries
Young people need boundaries, no matter how hard they may fight against them, in order to develop their own essential life skills.
Boundaries are needed for behaviour in and outside the home.
Some boundaries should be negotiable in order to provide the young person with an opportunity to develop those social skills.
What can I get from this section?
This section will enable you to notice the boundaries you already have and will encourage you to notice how your young person is responding to those boundaries.
It will help you make clear the kind of behaviour you expect from your young person and give you some ideas about resolving any problems being caused by inappropriate boundaries.
This section also includes some thoughts on boundaries that will enable you to provide the guidance your young person needs.
It will help you choose when to respond to inappropriate behaviour and also help you decide when he or she is able to be responsible for their own decisions.
It will build on some of the things you already know about boundaries and also give you some new ideas and new ways of approaching things.
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