Limits (Important)
You could also ask your children why they think a limit is necessary. For example, you might ask a preschooler, “Why do you have to wear a coat outside when it's cold?” or “What would happen if I let leave your toys on the stairs?” These kinds of questions encourage children to consider the consequences of failure to follow the limit.

Sometimes, you may have to postpone discussion about the reasons for a limit. Children will not listen well if they are upset with a decision. A better time for discussion might be later, when emotions cool off. Though they may disagree or act as though they don't care, children do listen to our reasons for our decisions. Children may never admit that we know best, but they feel insecure if they have to depend on their own limited judgment. They need your kind and loving guidance.

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