As parents, it is our responsibility to provide a home for our children. It is not my home, or their home, but our home. Our children should not feel as if they are guests in a house in which they can claim no rights. A home can’t properly function without rules, and a home with too many rules can feel like a prison. Balance and communication are essential to creating rules that will allow our children to thrive in the home. As a family, we should implement boundaries and restrictions that serve to guide our children on their journey, instead of those that stifle their growth.