Boundaries vs. Consequences; An Evening with Heather Forbes (CD)

by The Beyond Consequences Institute

CD sound recording, 2020



Boundaries vs. Consequences
For most of us, our parents used consequences with us to get us to behave. Still today, the majority of parenting models and books on raising responsible children continue to promote the use of consequences. However, the use of such consequences with children coming from traumatic histories (children with developmental trauma) not only doesn’t work, they often times make it worse.

So What’s a Parent to Do?
In this webinar, Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, will present the difference between consequences and boundaries. Based of her four best selling books, Heather will help parents and professionals distinguish the difference between the two. She will also give several real life examples so that each participant will leave the webinar with the ability to implement boundaries in a home to create peace and build stronger relationships.

“My House Will be Chaos Without Consequences!”
The titles of two of Heather’s books begin with “Beyond Consequences” but too often this gets interpreted as “No Consequences.” A home with no consequences would certainly be complete chaos, no doubt! However, the phrase “Beyond Consequences” definitely does not mean a free for all. Heather will explain what it means to implement loving limits for children who, due to their traumatic histories, live in a perpetual state of fear and how to implement these limits in a way that builds connection, offers safety, and establishes the parent as the safe base.

Preparing a Child for “Real World Consequences”
One of the most important tasks as a parent is to prepare children to become functioning adults in the outside world. The reality is that the world does operate by consequences so it seems logical that a parent should discipline in the same manner. Heather will explain a much more loving and more effective approach that removes the fear used with traditional consequences yet simultaneously supports the child’s ability to grow-up and handle real world consequences.


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