Monday, 2 April 2018

Boundaries & its Significance



A parent always tries to fulfill the unlimited demands of a child, but at times parents also require saying “NO” to few demands. This little word NO, holds a lot of importance and restricts a child from doing it again. This is nothing but setting boundaries for our child, which is an important aspect of parenting.

A boundary is nothing but a line drawn around us to know from where to start and where to end; which always makes you feel safe and sets mind to work within it. We often set boundaries for ourselves and work within it. And we also do the same for our children; child too feels protected and learns many things through it.

As a parent we need to make a child understand that limitations are not always restrictions done in a negative way nor they are a kind of punishment. Limitation’s is not stopping one to perform instead it is a kind of a line drawn to get benefited through them and limitations done in a right manner are always fruitful. “Boundaries are meant to protect life but not limit our pleasures” very aptly quoted by Merlin Wilde.





While deciding the frontier there are certain aspects, which needs to be looked upon. Like the foremost point is “Keeping the boundaries clear” as blurred demarcations always confuses a child. A child should be clearly explained the limits and also the consequences of crossing them. For e.g. we can explain the kids that they can’t eat more than 2 chocolates in a day, as that would lead to stomachache. By reasoning child also knows why we are restricting on certain factors.

As child grows its boundaries are also stretched, but how to build boundaries for children and make them feel liberated at the same time is an important duty of parents. And for a child’s over all development we need to set a few boundaries to maintain a level so that a child learns through them. Even we should follow the limitations set for child with them, to make them feel it’s just not for them and applies to whole family.

Sharing this post with AtoZ Challenge 2018, Day 2 - Letter B - B for Boundaries.

Taking a level higher with Blogchatter in this challenge.

@Sonal

15 comments:

  1. Totally agree - children who know their boundaries are happy children, it makes them feel safe. Liz http://www.poetryroundabout.com

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  2. Boundaries are meant to protect life but not limit our pleasures. - Beautiful quote

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  3. I agree, boundaries are so important for children - and a few adults I could think of too!

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  4. Absolutely agree! Children (and even adults) with no boundaries are not happy. They are insecure and indecisive. Care for and Love your body and your brain.

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    1. Boundaries replenishes the thought process of a child.

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  5. Boundaries are important not just for kids but adults alike. It’s tricky in case of kids to make them understand the purpose

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    1. Boundaries should not limit their dreams but kids should be well aware too !

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  6. Writing about parenting is always special...all the best for your A to Z

    here from Second thoughts First

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  7. So true! Nowadays, kids feel entitled to everything and do not understand that they also need to earn it. It's a huge responsibility of parenting to even teach them that.

    Cheers,
    Deepa
    2018: A-Z

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