44: Setting Boundaries with Loved Ones
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"Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others." -Brene Brown 

Why is it so hard to set boundaries with our relatives? Why is it important to set these boundaries? 

On today's episode I welcome Jenny Mehrer. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (On Instagram as @jennywestmehrerlmft) who joins me to talk about boundary setting with our loved ones. 

We discuss:

  • Why we have difficulty setting boundaries with loved ones
  • Why lack of boundary setting can cause friction in families
  • Why lack of boundary setting can cause behavioral issues in children 
  • First steps in creating boundaries
  • How we can communicate to our parents who differ in various parenting philosophies 
  • How to create boundaries during the holidays and surrounding COVID precautions

Tune in for this very important episode. Follow @jennywestmehrerlmft and @pedsdoctalk to continue the conversation! 

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