It’s never too early to begin building and nurturing our children’s independence. Although it takes time, and each individual has a different timeline, parents must realize that their child is capable of much more than they realize and need to give them the chance to see how much they can truly accomplish.
There can, however, be barriers to their success of achieving independence.
A few of these barriers include a type of learned helplessness, a lack of motivation, prompt dependency, life seemingly happening by “magic”, masking, a false sense of reality and a lack of problem-solving skills.
However, these barriers can be broken down with the help of targeted strategies.
Come back next week to learn about the strategies needed to break down these barriers and set your child on a path to independence!