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Parents!

“Because I said so” is a dismissive cop-out. An incidious use of power and control.

If your teenagers being a bit disrespectful with you, because that was the answer you came up with, you kind of had it coming.

If your boss said that to you, you wouldn’t like it either. ‘Because I said so’ is a power and control move.

It’s okay not to know the answer about why you’ve decided what you’ve decided and take time to figure that out.

It’s far more respectful to the relationship and the other person in it to go and do the work to figure out what’s important to you and what your thoughts and feelings are around that particular boundary.

It doesn’t mean you change your mind.

At least it’s more understandable for the person you’re setting the boundary with. Do the work and give your relationships and the people in them, the respect that they deserve.

‘Because I said so’ is the start of setting great boundaries, a critical part of parenting the next generation.

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