Why Are Boundaries Important?

As a teacher, I get to see boundaries – and the lack thereof – in action every single day. It’s funny how much I have evolved in this since my nascent years as an educator. I used to read up on specific classroom management strategies, many of which involved complicated reward systems and methods forContinue reading “Why Are Boundaries Important?”

How to Get Better at Setting and Maintaining Boundaries

Communicating your boundaries can be difficult, especially when it is an important relationship to you. Maintaining those boundaries when they’re challenged or when the consequences become distressing is even harder. The following strategies will help you  set and maintain boundaries within your relationships at home, at work and in the world at large: Learn WhatContinue reading “How to Get Better at Setting and Maintaining Boundaries”

Why So Many of Us Struggle With Maintaining Boundaries

“But what if I lose the friendship?” I thought as I debated about pressing send on the text message. “So what if you do?” my inner voice replied, “Would that be so bad?” Feeling guilty, I worried that I would be perceived as rude. I was concerned that this person would decide to cut offContinue reading “Why So Many of Us Struggle With Maintaining Boundaries”

Signs That You Need to Strengthen Your Boundaries

I wish there was a class in high school that taught people about the importance of setting and maintaining boundaries in personal relationships. Unfortunately, the powers-that-be decided that learning the exact year of the Battle of the Alamo was more important than learning how to have healthy relationships with yourself and others. And so, we’reContinue reading “Signs That You Need to Strengthen Your Boundaries”