We all agree that healthy limits and boundaries are important, and we are usually pretty good at coming up with rules and consequences. The difficulty comes when we have to enforce what we say. Here is a common example: “If you don’t pick up the toys, they are going in the garbage,”. Toys remain scattered across the floor and parents just can't make themselves put the toys in the garbage.
Talking about limits but not actually keeping them is just not helpful to children. Not following through leads to uncertainty, disconnection and even anxiety for both parents and children. Children usually know when parents mean what they say and when they don’t. But, why is it so hard for parents to follow through with consequences?
Some parents believe that giving children what they want will show them that they are loved.
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