S2E12 – Applying Limit Setting at Home: Effective Strategies for Every Day Parenting

May 1, 2024

In today’s episode of the Play Therapy Parenting Podcast, we’re diving into the practical application of the “limit setting” pillar in daily parenting. Now that we’ve covered the four foundational pillars, it’s time to see how we can apply these skills in everyday interactions with our kids. Limit setting is unique in that it combines the other pillars—reflecting feelings and giving choices—making it a nuanced yet powerful tool for effective discipline.

I explore how limit setting can be used proactively to address daily struggles, such as managing snack times, bedtime routines, or sibling conflicts. It’s about offering healthy alternatives to empower our children while setting boundaries that maintain their well-being.

Finally, I emphasize the importance of consistent follow-through with limits. Children learn to take responsibility for their actions when we clearly communicate choices and their consequences. It’s about empowering our kids to make their own decisions and take ownership of their behavior.

I’d love to hear your thoughts or any questions you might have. Feel free to email me at [email protected] or leave a message at (813) 812-5525. Also, don’t forget to visit playtherapyparenting.com to sign up for my newsletter and receive a free workshop. I’m grateful for your commitment to your kids, and I’m here to help you along the journey. Let’s keep practicing limit setting together!

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