Parent Boundaries is a way of Showing Love
Parent Boundaries is a way of Showing Love. Children are happy when they have loving parents and guardians. This requires a lot of attention, time and love. Children just need to know that you care and that you are concerned. You must always discipline them in love, set boundaries and get to know them as the little individual people that they are.
Establish Parent Boundaries
Establishing parent boundaries is very important. First and foremost you must let them know the boundaries of this parent child relationship. For example, it is not wise to let your children call you by your first name. You are not their friend and they need to respect you by addressing you as Mom, Dad or any other way that you approve other than being on a first name basis.
You may ask the question why? Well, it is simply when your children address you by your first name it makes them feel like they are your friend. Don’t they address their friends by their first names? You DO NOT want this to happen, they need to respect you as their parent and nothing less. Proverbs 22:6, tells us that we need to “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
The only way these little ones will learn right from wrong is if we teach them. Therefore, if we are teaching them to not cross certain boundaries, then the children need to obey. According to Ephesians 6:1-2, children should obey their parents in the Lord because this is just and right. They should honor, esteem and value them as precious because this is the first commandment with promise according to Exodus: 20:12.
Believe me, once you establish these simple boundaries at a YOUNG age your children will love, respect and honor you. Enjoy your boundary setting process, you will feel good.