Guest post written by Jen Holden
Think of a time in your teenage or early adult life when you were most proud of yourself. Who was there?
I’ll bet you recalled a time when you did something totally independent of your parents. They weren’t there to hold your hand, tell you what to do, and give you all the steps to success.
You did it all on your own, and that’s what made you feel proud.
Likewise, we all want our children to become independent thinkers, problem solvers, and self-monitors, but a common problem today is that parents often “hand hold” every step of the way.
Parents tell their children how to do things and when to do them, which causes children to look to their parents for help in everything they do. This is the opposite of independence. Continue reading “7 Ways to Foster Independence in Your Children”