Last week I wrote about the need for parents to work in the interests of their future selves by implementing technology policies early in a child’s life. This makes the teenage years less challenging and problematic. First of all, we need to have a clear idea of the boundaries we want in our home.
All children crave them, they make children feel safe and they allow them to thrive in life. Before I discuss them, think of borders as stabilizers. How does a child learn to ride a bike safely? Parents attach stabilizers so the child can calibrate their center of gravity by bouncing off the safety of the extra wheels to eventually right themselves until they no longer need them to be safe.