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Three processes for independence

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If you want kids to become independent you need to teach them some skills so they can become self-sufficient. Dressing yourself, making a snack, looking up a bus time table and making a CV are examples of self-sufficiency skills that are relevant for different ages.   Awareness, teaching and opportunity are the main requirements for kids to pick up these skills. They need to be aware of what can be done. They need to acquire the skills- some take more teaching than others. They also need the opportunity to put things into practice.   Choose any skill you want kids to and see how each of these applies.    But there is a deeper level you can go to develop independence. You can help your kids develop processes necessary to become independent. If they don’t have the processes needed for independence, they will always be dependent on others regar...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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