Setting limits is a powerful tool for parenting success. It is an important way to teach kids valuable life lessons to train them up. By setting limits and rules, we help children to learn the right way to behave and what is unacceptable behavior. It helps your kids see that you really care, they need limits to feel safe, they need limit to feel secure. It teaches them appropriate behavior and gives them opportunities to sharpen some of their skills. It also teaches them self-discipline skills.
Setting limits can be tough for some parents but one main thing to take note is to avoid nagging and repeating. Don't nag and remind. Every time you nag and remind your kids, it's geothermal.
When you try to start introducing something new to your kids, you should do it when you're relax and had the time to think and planned it all out. Never do it when you're stressed out. Carefully select the limits you think are necessary and, as much as possible, consider the child's point of view.
Before you set a limit, ask yourself: “Is this rule really important? Am I willing to deal with the conflicts that will occur if my child disregards the limit?”
State your limits clearly and simply. You also need to consider whether your children are able to do what is expected of them.
Remember, kids were not born with all the skills they need to be successful. You need to teach them how to behave. Stop expecting the kids to have the skills we haven't taught them yet.