How to Draw the Line

Presentation by Dr. Jane Bluestein

Ah, the Terrific Teens! What a perfect time to refine—or redefine—your relationship with your child!

Here are simple, practical ways to truly take advantage of your children’s developing capabilities and responsibility, along with their desire for greater freedom and power.

This program focuses on how you can set, express, and maintain boundaries—which are an essential part of any healthy relationships—to create a win-win authority relationship, make your limits clear, and let your kids know which options are available for meeting their own needs.

We’ll explore effective ways to use boundary-setting to avoid conflicts with teens, encourage responsibility and self-management, resolve problems, prevent pointless and frustrating, no-win power struggles, and establish a foundation of mutual trust, consideration, and respect.

Similar to “You Can’t Make Me!”, this program is applicable to any grownup living or working with teens, and can be adapted to children of all ages. The strategies apply to all children, and are particularly effective with children at risk.

 

Information about related books:

Parents, Teens and BoundariesHow to Draw the Line
The Parent’s Little Book of Lists: Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Parenting
Creating Emotionally Safe SchoolsA Guide for Educators and Parents

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