Call them rules or call them limits. Good ones, I believe, have this in common: They serve reasonable purposes, they are practical and within a child’s capability. They are consistent, and they are an expression of loving concern. ~~ Fred Rogers ~
Personal boundaries are the limits we set for ourselves in life. Boundaries come from having a good sense of our own self-worth. They make it possible for us to separate our own thoughts and feelings from those of others and to take responsibility for what we think, feel and do. They allow us to rejoice in our own personal uniqueness. Boundaries allow us to get close to others when it is appropriate and to maintain our distance when it is necessary to do so. It is important to establish our limits, or personal boundaries, when we are a child. The boundaries that we set for ourselves, will help form who we become as an adult. Personal Boundaries allow us to take care of ourselves and each other.