• BeckyD

Setting Boundaries Respectfully: An Introduction

Updated: May 4


What do I mean by setting boundaries respectfully? As a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer setting boundaries respectfully means maintaining a child’s dignity and respect while guiding them towards prosocial behavior. During this 8-part series I will be sharing some Positive Discipline concepts and tools to help parents set boundaries respectfully in this way, as well as some from other parenting philosophies that are complementary to Positive Discipline.

This logo represents setting boundaries respectfully. The two parenting partners joined together (they can be two parents, a single parent and another relative, friend, or anyone who serves to support that child as a caregiver) create the boundaries around the child, in the shape of a heart, to represent love, in the form of respect. The opening at the bottom of the heart represents the flexibility of the boundaries. As the child changes (grows into having more independence with age), so the boundaries change as well, to meet the needs of the child. Children need boundaries set appropriately for their developmental age and especially done in a way that is respectful for both the children and the adults taking care of them.


Here is the list of upcoming topics in this 8-part series:


  1. Parenting Styles

  2. Children are Unique Individuals

  3. Self-Regulation

  4. Listening

  5. Validating Feelings

  6. Expectations

  7. Siblings

  8. Follow-Through

I look forward to being a part of your journey of respectfully setting boundaries with children!


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