Week Four: Teaching Our Girls the Importance of Boundaries
Updated: Nov 26, 2018
"Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn't make me mean, selfish or uncaring just because I don't do things your way. I care about me, too."
This week's topic addresses our girls and the importance of setting boundaries, a powerful topic for both girls and adult women. We envisioned ourselves protected by an invisible 'force field' designed to protect each of us individually against toxic friendships and relationships. We learned how to decide who we let in and how to let our more toxic friendships bounce off our force field. Below is a great article on how to talk to your daughter about this:
Part of helping our kids to be the best they can be, sometimes means pointing out things they can do differently. They might not always be happy to receive the information – they’re no different to the rest of us like that. There’s a difference though – a big difference – between feedback that’s given with generous intent and that which fractures the child’s self-concept or self-esteem. Anything that causes shame, humiliation or the ‘shrinking’ of a child is toxic.