One of our fundamental human needs is connection. We can see this in our children from birth as they crave our warmth, touch, and love. As our children grow, their engagement in relationships evolves as well from parallel play with their toddler peers to collaborative imaginative play with their elementary-aged friends. Witnessing our children make friends and feel confident in their relationships is one of those parenting experiences that makes our hearts swell.
But sometimes we recognize that our children are in prickly friendships where their friend does not always treat them as we would hope, and our children begin to feel unsure and doubt themselves.
One way is to teach our children the important skill of boundary setting. Research relates the ability to set and hold boundaries with better self-love, self-care, self-worth, and assertiveness!
Help kids handle tough issues with confidence with these FREE age-specific worksheets
on healthy friendships and boundaries. Pair these worksheets with a bonus coloring sheet, and kids are sure to have fun while learning how to set healthy boundaries with their peers.