Connecting in a warm, loving way to your children when they act out takes tremendous patience.
But, research shows that parents who have high levels of warmth and connection
along with high expectations are the most likely to end up with happy, well-adjusted children.
Unfortunately, this can be easier said than done. In dealing with real children, in real life, it often seems like we have to choose: Do we maintain our connection, or do we enforce that boundary?
If you’re a parent who is committed to respectful parenting, how do you maintain those boundaries when your toddlers and preschool-aged children push back?