How do I teach my kids that they have a right to their own thoughts and bodies, and also teach them respect for me?
The excellent thing about boundaries is that refining and enforcing them helps both the person enforcing the boundaries and the person respecting the boundaries. Teaching your child about refining, flexing, and enforcing their own personal boundaries also helps them learn to respect your boundaries, so everyone wins.
This MoxieTopic: Teaching Your Child To Respect Boundaries (Theirs and Yours) talks about what healthy boundaries are, how to identify and employ yours, the importance of knowing and coming to terms with how you were taught boundaries by your parents, and then steps to teaching your child to respect their own and your boundaries from birth on. It's 7 pages long, with some exercises to think about as you go through it. Click on the button to buy it now.
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