What Happens at Grandma's Stays at Grandma's? 4 Steps for Setting Boundaries with Kimberly Christian, LCSW-S, BCFBCC, CBT

Do your rules for your kids go out the window when they visit grandma’s house? If this happens and it’s impacting the functioning of your family once they return home…take a listen!

The top 3 most common rules that go by the wayside at grandma’s are

  1. Sugar Intake
  2. Bedtime Routines/Naps
  3. Screen time! 

In this episode, Kimberly Christian, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and mother to 3, gives us a 4-Step Formula for Setting Healthy Boundaries around what rules you’d like to be upheld when your kids are visiting family or friends. Good news! These same 4 Steps work in ANY relationship! 

In this episode, you’ll learn this acronym (IRIS). Learn how to INFORM, REQUEST, INSIST, and SKEDADDLE/leave. Looking for a good book on Boundary Setting? Kimberly’s all time favorite is Boundaries: When to say yes, How to say no, to take control of your life. By Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Check it out!

   


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