Encourage autonomy in your children.
One of the most important goals as a parent is to help your child become an independent individual. Following the above six steps will guarantee that your child will be able to stand on their own two feet when the time comes.
Allowing your child to make choices from a young age will prepare them for the future, when they will have to make several choices every day.
Showing respect for their struggle and allowing them to have a personal life will allow them to test out their independence in a safe and healthy manner.
Letting them figure out the answers to their questions on their own will teach them to be resourceful. Furthermore, when you give immediate advice to children, they either feel stupid for not thinking of it themselves, resentful because they feel controlled, or irritated due to you stepping in.
What to do?
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