There is a reason for the seasons. I am not a scientist and I won’t get all technical on you but it has to do with the Earth and its tilted axis.
As I live and learn, I am finding there are seasons in my own life that have nothing to do with the Earth and its tilted axis. These seasons have to do with my own personal growth, our children’s growth and a whole lot more.
I think in our season of the pandemic (which is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel) some of us were forced to speak of our boundaries, which can be a very hard thing to do! Why are you getting vaccinated? Why aren’t you getting vaccinated? Why aren’t you going to so and so’s party? Why aren’t you having visitors? And so on and so on…
As a part of my work as an early childhood educator, we teach children to have boundaries in their friendships. PsychCentral.com clinical psychologists say “Good boundaries are clear, consistent, and respect the feelings and needs of both people in a friendship. Open, clear communication with friends is essential for boundary setting, especially during times when there are issues or conflicts.”
Can you think of a time in the last two years where you have had to speak your boundaries? I can remember several and I am grateful for this opportunity to have had the chance to speak clearly about what our family needs to do in covid situations and respecting the choices our friends have made.
As for our kiddos, it’s the same conversation phrased differently over and over again. Actions speak louder than words. The way your friends are treating you speaks volumes. If it’s not how you want to be treated, say something or don’t give them ask much of the piece of pie on your pie of life! This was advice from a therapist of mine years ago. He told me life is filled with slices. You decide how much you are dedicating to the different slices (people) in your life. It’s your choice. Choose wisely!
Use code WITHLOVE to get 40% off The Fruit Salad Friend, Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun, Pink Tiara Cookies for Three and Chocolate Milk, Por Favor. All FOUR of these books illustrate healthy boundaries in friendships! Enjoy!
More Community Offerings from Cardinal Rule Press:
- You are invited to join a Virtual Career Day March 28th @ 2 PM EST. Hear from 5 professionals about their careers. This panel is geared towards K-5 classrooms and homeschool groups. Sign up here!
- This Could Be You will come out on April 1st. You are invited to meet the author in person here in Michigan at the Impression 5 Science Center for kids on April 2nd from 11-2. OR hear the author read her book for the first time, virtually on April 1st.