22 min

EP 16 - Boundaries The Parent & Teen Toolbox

    • Parenting

As our children approach adulthood, they are so desperate to gain and develop their newfound independence - so the last thing they want is parental restrictions being thrust upon them to cramp their style!

BUT - in this fast-paced world - Boundaries are EXACTLY what our children need.
 
In this episode, I discuss the importance of sticking to your guns and having healthy boundaries for your child to adhere to.
 
Boundaries are often be greeted by teenagers with repeated objections - but our children do indeed thrive when there are clearly defined parameters to live by  (just like motorists adhering to the Highway Code) - without specific rules, family life would be chaotic.
 
Boundaries bring clarity.

I explain why boundaries need to be child-centered and not an attempt for parents to maintain the upper hand!
 
Children feel safer with boundaries in place - though teenagers are highly likely to admit to this. Without particular ‘standards’ being put into place, each decision and course of action turns into a negotiable tug-of-war. This just builds resentment as each power struggle escalates.
 
I talk about what parents can do to ease the friction in the home so that healthy boundaries can be put in place and give way to a calmer atmosphere in the home.
 
If you need to get in touch - please email me at toolbox@caigraham.com
 
If Anxiety Levels are running high in your home - then I have a couple of resources for you:
 
My Anxiety course provides you with support by :

✔️ Recognising the triggers
 Understanding Anxiety - and why we don’t want to get rid of it all together  Learning a couple of techniques to help you stop a panic attack in it’s tracks How as a parent, you can support your anxious child  
📍www.caigraham.com/anxiety



If you or your child are struggling with your emotions at the minute - then I have a great online course that introduces you to 7 different breathing exercises that a can get you out of many sticky situations :
 
📍www.caigraham.com/breathe



Details of all further podcasts can be found on my website :
📍www.caigraham.com/podcast

Music Credits: MBB : https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial/happy

As our children approach adulthood, they are so desperate to gain and develop their newfound independence - so the last thing they want is parental restrictions being thrust upon them to cramp their style!

BUT - in this fast-paced world - Boundaries are EXACTLY what our children need.
 
In this episode, I discuss the importance of sticking to your guns and having healthy boundaries for your child to adhere to.
 
Boundaries are often be greeted by teenagers with repeated objections - but our children do indeed thrive when there are clearly defined parameters to live by  (just like motorists adhering to the Highway Code) - without specific rules, family life would be chaotic.
 
Boundaries bring clarity.

I explain why boundaries need to be child-centered and not an attempt for parents to maintain the upper hand!
 
Children feel safer with boundaries in place - though teenagers are highly likely to admit to this. Without particular ‘standards’ being put into place, each decision and course of action turns into a negotiable tug-of-war. This just builds resentment as each power struggle escalates.
 
I talk about what parents can do to ease the friction in the home so that healthy boundaries can be put in place and give way to a calmer atmosphere in the home.
 
If you need to get in touch - please email me at toolbox@caigraham.com
 
If Anxiety Levels are running high in your home - then I have a couple of resources for you:
 
My Anxiety course provides you with support by :

✔️ Recognising the triggers
 Understanding Anxiety - and why we don’t want to get rid of it all together  Learning a couple of techniques to help you stop a panic attack in it’s tracks How as a parent, you can support your anxious child  
📍www.caigraham.com/anxiety



If you or your child are struggling with your emotions at the minute - then I have a great online course that introduces you to 7 different breathing exercises that a can get you out of many sticky situations :
 
📍www.caigraham.com/breathe



Details of all further podcasts can be found on my website :
📍www.caigraham.com/podcast

Music Credits: MBB : https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial/happy

22 min

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