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the Infinite Monkey speaks: on boundaries

Random brilliance from across the blogosphere…

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Because I love my children, I tell them, “no.”  And I stand behind that “no.”  I still love them, even when they make poor decisions, even destructive or hurtful choices, but part of that love involves me telling them, firmly and repeatedly, that while my love for them is steadfast and unconditional, their behavior is unacceptable.

Love does not mean saying, “if it makes you feel good, do it.”  Love means teaching and enforcing boundaries, but doing so kindly and as gently as possible.  Love means offering praise for wisdom and guidance for folly.

– irishsignora

from:
Square blocks in round holes

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. I voted for you at The Byronic Man. I truly think you have the best poem! You need more followers! 😉

    May 6, 2012
    • Thank you! You are so sweet. And I would love more followers, but then who wouldn’t? 🙂

      May 8, 2012

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