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20 jobs to work your way out of before your child turns 10 Build confidence and resilience by developing your child’s independence Most parents I speak with want their children to become independent. It’s a no-brainer really. They want their children to be able to make their own choices, to think for themselves and to embrace responsibility. Yet, as revealed recently on the excellent ABC television program Life at 9,most nine-year-olds don’t feel ready to embrace independence. (The Life series has followedthe development of a group of Australian children over two-year periods since they were one.) Paradoxically, one of the main reasons for this is that parents often limit the development of their children’s independence. For instance, in an experiment on the program children and their mothers built something together. It was demonstrated just how un...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)


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