My children seem to have a love/hate relationship with boundaries. They love them because they make them feel safe and secure but hate them because it means they can’t do whatever they want when they want.
Parents set boundaries so their children know what they can and cannot do, and they know what is expected of them. They are part of growing up. If there are no boundaries then there are no consequences and children need to learn about adhering to rules – because they are everywhere. If a child receives everything they want it can make them spoilt and unappreciative of simple pleasures.
There needs to be a balance. There needs to be enough boundaries for the child to feel secure but not too many so that it hinders the child to try new things.
What do you think? Do you think you have too many or too little in your household? How much of a free reign do your children get?