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12May

 

Do you feel like you’re the only person in your home doing all the work? Getting your family on board in sharing the load is one of the keys to a successful family. It is proven that families that share the responsibilities are usually healthier and happier, than in families where one person does ALL the work.  To watch a video on how Me In A Tree can help click here.

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6May

3 steps to setting smart limits family down

Be a parent.  Believe it or not children want and need limits, which helps them understand and manage their confusing world. Show your love by setting boundaries so your kids can explore and discover their passions safely, for example you may say “If you ride your bike without wearing a helmet you will lose riding your bike for the rest of the day”.

Don’t try to solve everything for your child. Give your kid a chance to find their own solutions. When you lovingly acknowledge a child’s frustrations without immediately rushing in to save them, you teach them to think for themselves which helps them become confident and more resilient. You meant say “how do you think you can fix this?’ and then let them try.

Pick your battles. Kids can’t absorb too many rules without turning off completely. Forget arguing about little stuff like eye rolling and fashion choices and give your attention to the things that matter to you the most.

Remember setting limits is really about teaching kids how to behave in the world and helping them to become responsible, caring, and in control of their own actions and thoughts.