Let’s Talk About Child Independence

Let's start with a simple truth.

Parenting psychology

Levelty Parenting

Aug. 20, 2022

Let's start with a simple truth. Children do not learn independence; they are independent by nature. Just as children learn to walk and talk at different times, they develop independence at their own pace.

The easiest and most effective way to encourage independence in a child is to consider his or her needs, such as going to ballroom dancing or perhaps a chemistry class.

It's equally important to let your child do the chores and not isolate them from doing them independently. For example, even teaching your child to clean their room from an early age will help them become more self-reliant.

“ Dr. Tamar Chansky, psychologist and author of several books including “Freeing Your Child from Anxiety” points to a study published by the University of Minnesota, which found that giving children household chores at an early age “helps to build a lasting sense of mastery, responsibility and self-reliance.” The study, which followed over 80 children throughout their life, found that kids who started doing chores early (at about age 3 or 4) were more likely to have good relationships with friends and family, as well as academic success and eventually success in their careers when compared with those who didn’t have chores as young kids. “

We help a child become more independent through simple but essential things: trust, acceptance and support. Also, if we allow a child to be independent, he or she is sure to become an independent adult.

We are mistaken if we believe that a child needs a push from us to become independent and self-actualized. The process of human development is not based on force. The most balanced, confident and strong young adults are those who have developed independently and also built their own path, at their own pace. In an environment of love, care and support.

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Let's start with a simple truth. Children do not learn independence; they are independent by nature. Just as children learn to walk and talk at different times, they develop independence at their own pace.

Aug. 20, 2022

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