Strong and Rigid Boundary
A great nurturing experience is like being in the mother’s womb. The child in the womb keeps kicking from inside. The womb takes the kick, expands a little, but, pushes the baby back gently, conveying the message: “This is your boundary! You’re not allowed to cross this“. It’s a strong boundary and a nurturing experience.
As a parent, therapist, counselor, teacher this is a skill to be honed.
There is a difference between strong boundary and a rigid boundary. A strong boundary accommodates change with time, growth and circumstances and retains its structure. A rigid boundary doesn’t accommodate any change.