Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, When to Say No to Help Your Children Gain Control of Their Lives

By Henry Cloud

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You want your kids to grow up into healthy adults. You want to see them take responsibility for their behavior, their values, their lives. But maybe you've discovered that simply telling them to "do the right thing" isn't enough. From toddler tantrums to teenage temptations, you've got to help them take ownership of their behavior, feelings, and attitudes. But how?Establis You want your kids to grow...

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October 28th 2001 by Zondervan

(first published April 1st 1998)

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Quotes From "Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, When to Say No to Help Your Children Gain Control of Their Lives"

"A boundary is a "property line" that defines a person; it defines where one person ends and someone else begins."
"Mature, healthy people need other people; they don't isolate themselves...Needing love isn't being immature. Rather, it gives us the energy we need to go out and slay our dragons."
"Children hide from relational consequences more than the known logical consequences of their behavior."
"In fact, to the extent that you can be separate from someone is the extent to which you can truly love him or her."
"The statement "I'll always be your parent" is true in one sense, but not in another. You will always have that heritage, but you won't always have that responsibility. Your goal is a mutual affection between two adults, not a permanent one-up position."
"When you are a parent, you help create a child's future."
"Setting boundaries isn't an alternative to loving your child. It is a means of loving her."
"Be careful not to give your child the impression that you love her perfect, performing parts more than you do her mediocre, stumbling parts."

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