Effective limits are important. Because once you set a limit, you will have to enforce them when children challenge you by disobeying. So because it is a line in the sand, a limit should be worth something. For example, can you think of a limit that would protect your child’s life?

Expecting a preschooler to stay away from a hot stove or a young adolescent to properly drive a car are limits that ensure personal safety.

Reserve your limits to important matters

Are there other kinds of important limits?

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