Boundaries

Children need their space and the chance to grow and learn from their mistakes, but that doesn’t mean let them roam free.  In order to be effective, giving children the best opportunity to suceed, parents need to establish boundaries.

Turning a child loose without direction or guidance will spell disaster for the child… it’s a set up for failure.  Just look at some of the kids (and adults) on myspace, and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.  Forbidding a child’s participation on myspace is also a hindrance to that child’s development.

I think it’s important to be involved in things your children are interested in.  You don’t have to like it, but if you want your child to be more successful, you need to expose them to the real world and participate in it with them.  You have a real opportunity to demonstrate how a person can participate on myspace, for example, and use self discipline to adhere to core values that matter… core values that are not imposed on your child, but shared in common with him / her.

Have a fantastic day!!

Coach Morse

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~ by coachmorse on May 16, 2007.

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