Boundaries with Kids


I’m so excited to start a new Parenting Group called “Boundaries with Kids!”  We will be meeting on Saturday mornings, at 9 -1030, starting Sat, May 7 in the Gurnee office.   The group will be based on the book and participant’s guide of the same title, written by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend.  This book is a fabulous parenting book, exploring the goals of parenting, how to teach children responsibility, power, respect, motivation, pro-activity, and character.

When to say Yes, when to say No, to help your children gain control of their lives, this group addresses the critical issues involved in teaching children responsible behavior, and owning their own feelings, time, chores, strengths and weaknesses.

For anyone in a parenting or teaching role, helping children learn responsibility is a key issue.  From temper tantrums and attitude problems, to drugs and sex, learning limits and becoming responsible is a major part of growing up.  Kids who haven’t learned these skills often struggle in Relationships, School, Conduct, Work, Spirituality, and Morality.

As any parent knows, simply telling kids to “do the right thing” isn’t enough, and “making them mind” is often futile.  Boundaries with Kids helps grown ups teach children how to become stewards of their lives, behavior, and values by establishing healthy boundaries with them.  As parents learn to set appropriate boundaries and consequences with children, the children develop:

  • Ownership of their lives
  • Discipline and self-control
  • Respect for others
  • Love and Freedom

Based on some of the same biblical principals found in the best-selling book “Boundaries” by the same authors, Boundaries with Kids will help your child learn responsibility by teaching you how to:

  • Recognize the boundary issues underlying child behavior problems
  • Set boundaries and appropriate consequences with kids
  • Get out of the “nagging” trap
  • Stop controlling your child, and start helping him develop self-control
  • Apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting
  • Take six practical steps for implementing boundaries with your kids

The cost of all 8 sessions is only $80 (that’s $10 per session – what a steal!).  You will have to purchase the book and participant’s guide,  available by clicking here.    I will repeat this group starting in September, but prices will double.  Pre-Registration is required, so reserve your seat today, as space is limited.  Call me directly at 847-962-5234.  I look forward to seeing you at this parenting group!  Sincerely, Faith Gallup, LCSW

parenting resources

helpful websites

  • Love and Logic
    Bestselling author Jim Fay, founder of the "Love and Logic" process.
  • Focus on The Family
    Provides parenting advice and other family issues from a Christian perspective. Founded by Dr. James Dobson.
  • TroubledWith: Parenting Children
    Resources dealing with various common childhood issues and what a parent can do.