Individuals are not born with the inherent ability to effectively use Progressive Boundary Setting during situations of conflict. Progressive Boundary Setting is a purposeful and systematic method of communicating and enforcing behavior limits through the use of
- visual means,
- verbal means,
- physical means.
Progressive Boundary Setting is a learned pro-active strategy and response. It is not an emotional or instinctive reaction.
The younger in age individuals learn to use Progressive Boundary Setting, the more effective and practiced they will be as child socialization conflicts mature in to more dangerous adult conflicts and situations.