Setting Limits: The Hard No


You know about setting warm limits: Moving in calmly when you need to stop a behavior, but what happens when it feels like there is no chance to keep calm?

Like, your child is about to stick their finger in the power socket. Or dashes out across a busy street. Then how do you set a warm limit then?

On the podcast this week, we talk about the Hard No. And why no is hard! When no means no – and those times you aren’t even sure your no needs to be hard.

  • Discover how Abigail handles a hard – and fast – no when there is no doubt a quick, firm limit needs to be set.
  • How to evaluate if a no needs to be hard.
  • What happens when your no is hard and then you realise it doesn’t need to be.

Join us this week for Setting Limits: The Hard No, and figure out how to stay firm and keep cool.

For more resources on Setting Limits, try these:

Do you know what or why you are setting a limit? It can really help to know. Here’s four limits kids need and why to set them.

Read Abigail’s post about how to connect before you set limits in One thing to do Before Setting Limits

Want more on Setting Limits? There’s 3 days left of our Setting Limits challenge. You get daily ideas for setting limits plus access to our online class on the weekend. You can join here.

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