• From having a ‘yes day' to playing with mud: seven ways to help children feel independent

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    As parents it's natural to want to protect our children, but allowing them some freedom - by embracing these empowering strategies - could help boost their confidence When you have a child, it's tempting to become a “curling” parent who sweeps all obstacles out of their way, but children need to take risks to help them become confident, independent adults. So how much freedom should you allow your children? “The natural instinct of a parent is to protect their children. We don't want them to feel rejected or hurt, but to build resilience they need to experience difficult feelings and make...
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