It’s important as a therapist to have tools readily available to utilize in our work and to provide resources for clients. I want to provide resources that I know work, so you can depend on me to give you tools that will help you be successful in parenting.
This month, I am reading through Boundaries With Kids by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. When working with children, it’s important that parents are providing necessary structure in the home. Children need to learn boundaries in order to grow and develop to become successful adults.
For some reason, it seems as the years have gone by that we as a society have forgotten how to set boundaries when parenting. I hear older adults respond that “young people seem to be telling their parents what to do”. Youth today struggle with patience, self-esteem, boundaries. This is not a new struggle, but it is different from the struggle adults today had with technology so prevalent today. There is less structure now, less accountability, and fewer parents are monitoring activities.
If you are struggling to develop healthy boundaries with your child whether young or teen years, I would highly recommend you pick up a copy of Boundaries with Kids.