Teaching our teens boundaries and how to enforce them is so important.
Many times they will encounter others who have ulterior motives around why they are in the relationship. Being able to recognize this and put boundaries up to avoid being hurt by these types of people is a hard thing to do without proper guidance.
Oftentimes, our teens want to fit in or feel included and will accept behaviors from others that don’t serve them. Placing boundaries and keeping these people at a safe distance requires confidence and true self validation.
Once our teens understand that they hold the power to choose who they want to be around and how they want to feel, they can create these boundaries and keep them intact. This will continue to keep their self confidence in check and ensure they surround themselves with those who make them feel valued.