Do you cave after setting a limit?

Have you ever made a plan and promised yourself you were going to stick to the limits you set and then you caved? Boy do I know what that feels like! Sometimes we cave because: we're too tired. we've set the limit out of anger and made it too harsh. I once heard a mom threaten, "If you don't get out of that pool right now, I will never take you swimming again!" we want our children to like us. we don't like conflict. we're compensating for our spouse. (One parent is too firm and the other parent is too kind.) we feel clueless when it comes to setting limits. It is important to find out why we cave so we can change our pattern and get the results we want. For example, if you discover that yo

7 Ways to Raise a Passionate, Powerful, Confident Girl

Do you ever worry about your daughter being too shy or too mean? Now more than ever, we need to teach our girls how use their voices effectively. Here are 7 ways to do just that: 1. Prepare her. Some workplaces and men don't appreciate powerful women. This doesn't mean she needs to hold back. But it does mean she needs the awareness that others may feel threatened by her. "Help her to find the delicate balance between being sensitive to others and not caring too much about what others think," suggests play therapist Nicole Stern*. She can combat this by developing a keen sense of listening, empathy and team work. Teach her how to help others succeed too, this minimizes their perceived threat

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