Aug 27

setting limits…

There is a difference between wanting to know the limits of another person’s acceptance and of having another person set a limit on one’s self. The difference is where the power lies. If we enforce our own limits, we exhibit self-control and encourage and enable our children to do the same. When we attempt to limit another person, we are attempting to control them; that in itself is both impossible and unhealthy.

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  1. Jill

    I’ve really liked your posts today and yesterday – a wonderful new way of looking at an old issue. Like putting on glasses that work after stumbling around for a long time. Thanks.

  1. Struggling to Sleep | Natural Parents Network

    […] many people will say that parents need to set firm limits for their children and enforce them. I disagree with this. We can’t control other people. We can, however, set our own boundaries and enforce […]

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