Brené Brown: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries
One of the greatest challenges for parents that Dr. Brené Brown has uncovered in both her research and personal life is our need to be our child’s friend. We think this is a way to express our love and respect—but it ends up having the opposite effect. Sounds True producer Stephen Lessard chose this excerpt from Brené’s audio course The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting because it offers profound and practical guidance not only about how we can create firm and loving boundaries for our children, but how we should react when they inevitably test these limits. The boundaries we set for young children help them become adults who are willing to dare, take chances, live wholehearted lives, and build true, mature friendships with their parents when they are grown.