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The Importance of Boundaries or Limitation for Children -Part Three

If you are still following us in this third part of the series, then pat yourself on the back as you just have proved to yourself that you truly want what’s best for your children! To recap, the first two blogs talked about the importance of setting clear boundaries for children and we also covered how to establish these limitations in a healthy way.


Each child is unique and the way parents treat them shouldn’t be a canned approach. Children learn and process feelings differently hence the way we relate to them must be age-appropriate. Today, Gifted and Lit is excited to share with you some practical ways how to set boundaries according to age groups.


When is the best time to set limitations for children? The answer is, as early as possible. But don’t worry if you have yet to start and you’ve got older children. The important thing is you are about to do it. Better late than never, right?


Age-Appropriate Limitations for Children


0-2 years


Infants and toddlers need space as they learn to crawl, walk, and eventually run. They need an open space as they discover their surroundings. They won’t be able to freely move if the place they stay in is not kid-friendly. Instead of being able to play on their own freely and safely, parents chase after them and consistently say “no” and/or “don’t”. This restrict their learning. At this age where they can’t really understand rules, it is necessary for you to child-proof your home and other places where they usually play at.


3-4 years


At this age, children can now get familiarized with very simple cause and effect. Gradually introduce things and how they work. Teach them about food safety, hygiene, and dealing with strangers. Little by little, make them understand when to say no.


5-6 years


This is the time you can discuss more about cause and effect as they can understand better at this age. You can now train them how to be mindful of their words, explain that words hurt others feelings. Same goes for their actions and how it can affect the people around them as well as themselves.


7-10 years


Learning habits must already be established at this age group. Children at this stage must be trained to love education as much as they love playing and other fun stuff. They need to realize the importance of education especially at this age. Therefore, children must follow study habits. This molds them to be hard-working and disciplined individuals.


Kids learn better when they are enjoying the learning process. It is crucial for them at this stage not to despise the time they need to study. Gifted and Lit understands how essential that is in growing children that’s why we blended hip-hop with education. This motivates kids to study especially when they see that their parents are also involved in their learning. Go to www.giftedandlit.com to see what educational materials best fit your family.

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