Foster Independence means that the child is allowed by the parents to make decisions and learn from them. The child has to make important path improvements. Experience both success and failure while developing the resiliency they need to face all sorts of life challenges.
Who wouldn’t like an independent kid who is smart and confident? A Child who has an outclass ability to solve problems with a high level of self-esteem. But how do you find a balance between fostering Independence and setting boundaries?
Check out the following tips that can help you stop parenting to pass the day but teach them lessons that will stay with them their entire life.
LET THE CHILD CHOOSE:
According to child experts, those kids who have often desired to achieve greatness are left independent from a young age. Allow your kid to choose what he wants from a young age in order to train them for the future. Instead of making his decisions, involve him in every matter related to his life and ask to make his point.
GIVE THEM ROUTINE:
Having the same routine to follow on a daily basis can be extremely helpful for everyone. If we already know what that next task is or what we will be doing later, we gain unique confidence and relaxation because we feel everything is under our control.
This is the exact case with children. When provided the same routine on a daily basis, the kids feel more confident and relaxed. They also feel independent because they’ve done the tasks for many days and know how to do it really well.
ALLOW THEM TO HELP:
Allowing your kids to help you in any task boosts their confidence very high. Many parents politely decline their kids’ offer whenever they want to help, thinking they are too young to help, and even though they are, engaging them in work by assigning them very little job can boost their self-esteem.
When your kid does something worth appreciating, always praise them. Kids love when they get appreciated by their elders, and after receiving it one time, they try their best to do something good again so they can be appreciated again. It also builds up their confidence.
However, make sure you don’t overdo the praise because you don’t want your kid to be delusional and overconfident at any cost.
LET THEMSELVES SOLVE THEIR ISSUES:
Don’t rush to solving the problems that can be handled by the kid as well. Let the kid try to sort out their minor issues like solving a math problem or cleaning their room, or taking their dirty clothes to the laundry. Being in the habit of resolving your own issues is considered one of the most common traits in high-achieving people. Kids who commonly solve their minor problems without someone else’s help are very confident and full of positivity. Their self-esteem gets high, and they believe in themselves.