Some parents tend to coddle their children, protecting them from the world, but it’s important for children to learn independence to become better problem solvers. Parents can achieve this by asking their children lots of questions about their feelings, and even asking them how they go about basic processes throughout the day. Although, the most important factors in a child’s independence is old-fashioned playtime. This allows kids to develop necessary critical thinking and social skills, that have proven to translate into success later in life.
- Asking question to children, rather than demanding instructions, will help develop childhood independence.
- Parents should inquire about how their child goes about daily tasks, and withhold any judgment.
- No matter what age, children need to have some form of play to develop and maintain autonomy.
“Instead of putting the emphasis on enrichment and other extra-curricular activities, really assess the importance of that activity and the value it brings to your child and your family.”