One of the first tasks of parenting is deciding how long we let the baby cry, how we respond when they do, when do we let them self-sooth. Then we decide what boundaries to set for the toddler how close to the fire, the pool, grandma’s figurines do we allow them and how do we enforce those limits.
We calibrate the boundaries as they go through primary school and by the time they hit secondary we usually have had to have phone and device boundaries, sleep over, stay up, acceptable viewing and language boundaries and expectations on how they treat other members of the family. If we fail to set boundaries young people feel lost and will punish us usually with bad behaviour or defiance.
The battle of adolescent parenting is calibrating boundaries so that by the time they leave home they are independent, self-disciplined and well regulated. They only learn to be like this because they have practiced being responsible with negotiated and appropriate boundaries.
It is a tough job but here are a few considerations:
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2020 school year.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast