Children need boundaries.

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Children need boundaries. It provides not only a sense of security but teaches them where they fit in the world. Children learn boundaries by what we do.  When they are small, they are dependent on us to survive. We feed them, pick them up, help them dress and wash, herd them when we are in a rush, buckle, on and on. But at some point this must change. Many children with behavioral problems suffer because they do not understand healthy boundaries. They hit, take others things, do not want to share, do not follow rules, etc. Even though true autonomy is a slow transition as a child grows, teaching a child he/she is responsible should happen as soon as they understand they are separate from you. This empowers them to make choices and realize what we do matters. We often forget to teach a child that he/she is the boss of his/her own body, and that they are ultimately in control of what happens to them.

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We, as mothers decided to share our experience, strength and hope with all of you. We all try to be the best mothers we can, and all want what is best for our new and growing childen. Sometimes our job is overwhelming and we feel very alone in our efforts, and even our struggles. You are not alone. We decided to write this blog to offer what we have learned and found to help you in your journey. We hope you find our content valuable, reassuring, and supportive! Thank you for joining us!
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Jodi Healy