Parenting is no easy feat. It’s extremely challenging to raise a child into a fully-functioning human being. It’s hard to strike a balance between being there for them and caring for them while also encouraging them to be independent and self-sufficient.
There are different types of maturity: emotional, physical, moral, intellectual, and social. In order to help your kids develop their skills in each of these areas, it’s important to offer leeway for them to learn. Here are 10 things you shouldn’t do (and 10 you should) to help your child grow into an independent person.
Don’t: Do Everything For Your Child
By doing everything for your child, they never develop the ability to do things for themselves and instead remain reliant on you for assistance in all of their basic tasks.