Topic 2 Understanding the Boundaries

Boundaries can take on many shapes and sizes. The two main types of boundaries are physical and emotional. 

Physical boundaries help children create their own personal space and have privacy. Physical boundaries help children understand what is socially acceptable in terms of their interactions and proximity with other individuals so that everyone is comfortable. 

Emotional boundaries may be a little more difficult to teach as a caregiver since it is more of an abstract concept. First and foremost, emotional boundaries start with open and direct communication so that children can feel comfortable sharing their experiences with their caregivers.