Kat - posted on 05/23/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
Hi, My daughter Jade is becoming more and more her own person and with this she is testing my patience and the limits. To try and offset this I have started setting some really unimportant boundaries that make sense to show her that life has boundaries and consequences. With this a lot of people have started telling me that I am too strict and that it is unimportant so I should just let her be herself. Is it wrong for me to want to set boundaries that aren't too important so that she learns about them and that there are consequences and she learns to understand why before she tries to overstep into something dangerous? I do not set a whole bunch of them and it is silly little things like don't go in this area or don't do that today. This way it is something small that really is silly but she is starting to learn and listening more to me about why she can't do certain things. Or is this really too strict for a 2.5 year old?