Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Encourage Independence

If your children are over age two, encourage their independence.

Let go of the lie that boundaries are bad.

Children must learn to do for themselves in order to desire doing for others. Esteeming a child to the point that he still believes he is the center of your world beyond age two produces the opposite result most well-intentioned parents want. Your goal is to foster self respect, which grows respect for others.

Holding on to your image of that sweet babe (who, just yesterday was swaddled so tight!), keeps him and YOU from much happiness and growth.


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