#6. How I Made Decisions About Boundaries (parents)

This Conversation Will Help You…


  1. Define personal boundaries
  2. Name ways they expressed their boundaries to others
  3. Name the things that most influenced their boundaries – and if they think those things are different now & how so/what has changed?


Think About This First

  • This conversation is a great way for parents, guardians, or supportive adults to share what their experiences were with boundaries when they were younger.


Having the Conversation


Start Here:

When I was your age, these were some of my personal boundaries: ______. 

The way I expressed these boundaries to others was: ______. 

Looking back, I think: ______. 

What questions do you have about my boundaries and how they looked in my life?

Do you find any of my boundaries are different than yours?

Are our boundaries similar at all? Why might that be?



The things that most influenced my boundaries were: ______.

I think if I were that age now, these things might influence my boundaries: ______.


Keep Talking:

When I think about what seems different, I think about: ______. 

I also think that these things are really similar to when I was younger: ______.

What I want you to know about boundaries is this: ______.

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