It is the new year, as celebrated by some of our ancestors. One more journey around the sun. Time to take stock.
The message is clear: unless her health or safety are at stake, she and she alone gets to decide who touches her body. Period.
It's often hard to know how close to be to our children. Case in point, once I nearly let my own child fall down the stairs.
Don't have a plan. Put away your phone. Heck, don't even take off your pajamas. And if you run out of stuff to do, may I recommend an expedition to your local drugstore?
Difficult conversations are, well, difficult. Well, when intense feelings abound and are calling at us, daring us to steer toward the rocks, the first thing we must do is hold on tight!
So far we've talked about why and when to set a limit. We've also discussed the importance of holding both the limit and the other's feelings. Now, it's time to talk about how to set a limit. Here are some of my favorite ideas on setting limits respectfully and also firmly. I believe that whenever... Continue Reading →