SPRING IS A FRESH START
Spring really is coming and your child is going to want to charge outside as soon as it turns nice. Take some time to think about how your child may have matured over the winter as well as what “blind spots” your child might have; ask yourself if the limits, boundaries, expectations and consequences you have set for your child need to be revised and in what way? Make sure all the adults in the family are on the same page and then talk with your child about how they are growing and maturing and what this means. Lay out your expectations (and hopes and dreams) before a situation arises later on. Having set the new limits, you need to stick with them. This will make handling the inevitable conflict easier because you’re not drawing a fresh boundary but reinforcing one that you have already established.
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