As a country, our independence came about through, among other things, a number of battles. As children desire and, at times, demand independence as a part of healthy development, we don’t always enjoy the battles that come with the process. However, we don’t always realize just how much the “little things” help, either.
Carrie Shrier, with Michigan State University Extension, highlights some simple guidance strategies in her article, Developing Independence in Children. One strategy, that many may be happy to read about, is to require regular chores. To learn more about this strategy or the others that Shrier mentions, click the article title to visit the MSU Extension page where it’s found.