Parents are relieved with the viral song that has made communicating boundaries with kids much easier and more comprehensive.
When children are in the initial phases of development, it can be challenging to communicate with them and help them understand morals and values. In the course of teaching them basic habits, abstract things like self-respect, boundaries and so on are even more difficult for them to comprehend. TikTok page @learnwithcharz shared a video of a mom explaining the issues her toddler faced after being unable to communicate about what her limits were. She then used the viral song by Hopscotch, "The Boundaries Song" and adorably explained how her daughter could deal with the situation through the song. Released in 2022, the song was initiated by Matt and Joanna Pace, who aimed to teach kids about their boundaries and how to set them.
With over 3 million views on the song's YouTube page, it has undoubtedly become the hero and has simplified the concept of limits and crossing the line for children. The mother explained in the video, "A kid at the playground crossed her boundary, but she didn't say anything." She then shared how she used the viral song to tackle the situation. She said, "I told her she needs to use her voice, so we learned 'The Boundaries Song' and are practicing a scenario." The video captured the little girl explaining to her mother about the behavior that she was not okay with to practice setting boundaries and said, "I don't like you touching my hair. Please stop."
The song stresses a crucial line, "Your feelings are important, no matter your size." This line further connects with the main theme and reads, "So, you can set boundaries to clarify." It poses the idea that what children are feeling is vital and that they can do something about it too. The girl then proceeded to sing the song, "Please stop, I don't like that. I'm feeling uncomfortable. I need more space. Not around me, don't take it personally, that's just a boundary." Explaining such terms in their raw sense to children can be overwhelming, but this song covers it all in a cheerful and catchy tune.
The song helps to make children understand that they can stop certain behaviors toward them that they don't like and that even others will have different boundaries as well. Several parents and adults agreed that the song was undoubtedly a masterpiece in educating children. It has been thriving on several platforms among parents, teachers and others, thanks to the adorable mother-daughter duo and their learning of boundaries through the song.
The informative yet heartwarming video has gained over 18M views and 3M likes on TikTok. With over 11k comments, parents were head over heels for the song, while adults hysterically agreed that they could use the song too. @biff.lewis said, "Gonna start doing this." @myparentmd said, "Awesome job, mom!" @gloriajjackson shared their views and said, "This should be taught to all people, kids and adults, boys and girls! And she is so adorable!"
@diamond_and_dresses said, "I love when kids can actually stand up for their selves." @reirose2107 appreciated the mother's efforts and said, "I've never heard of this before, but that is frisking adorable and smart, the fact you taught your kid to use a boundary song is actually smart."
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