Top Picks- All you need to know about Raising Independent Kids
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How to raise successful kids-without over-parenting: [TED Talks] By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren’t actually helping. At least, that’s how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children’s success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.
10 Effective Tips to Make Your Child Independent: [FirstCry Parenting] Children are too young to understand the concept of punctuality or to take responsibility for their actions unless they are taught the same by their parents. Your little one might be dependent on you for little things, and he may need you for simple things unless you give him the freedom to do things on his own, make mistakes, and learn from them. As your child grows, you will want to make him independent, and in the right way because your simple commands should not come as a punishment. As a parent, you can nudge your kids in the right direction with a few harmless tips and let your child discover independence in his own way.
7 Tips for Raising Independent Children: [Thrive Global] Independent children feel competent and capable of taking care of themselves. Under their parent’s watchful eye, children are able to grow, flourish at their various stages of growth and development, and are more confident in being who they are. Here are a few simple tips on how to encourage independence in our children, even in a hospital setting, where the lack of freedom and control are quite difficult for many children to contend with.
Parenting: Raise Independent Children: [Psychology Today] One of your most important goals as a parent is to raise children who become independent and self-reliant people. Certainly, in early development, your children count on you. As infants, they rely on you for nourishment, cleaning, and mobility. As your children grow, they become more independent in these basic areas of living but still depend on you for love, protection, guidance, and support.
Flying Solo: Raise an Independent Kid: [Parents.com] Parents ask me questions about how they can help their child get over fears, learn to take risks, or become more responsible. No matter how loving the parents, it often seems to me that they are not going to be able to help their child through this challenge. Perhaps the child’s friends or an uncle will give him the courage he needs. Here’s a paradox: A 19-year-old camp counselor — a stranger — is often better at getting a kid to pick up his clothes than the child’s 39-year-old parent is.