December 20, 2018 | 9 min read
You’re not getting my f-ing box cutter: paradoxical ways kids ask for limits
By Hal Kronsberg, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The most important lesson I’ve learned as a child psychiatrist is how badly kids want limits when they’re struggling, even when they keep that wish to themselves. Kids are smart, and when we catch them breaking a rule, we need to be curious about why it happened.