Want your child to have that zeal for independence? Here’s how to make the most of it.
1) Let your child make his/her own decisions
It can start with choosing what color of shirt he wants to put on or what kind of sandwich he wants to eat. As he grows older, let him determine the things he needs to do for a certain task or situation. How many hours does he have to study for geography? What does he need the most for the time being – a violin instructor or a math tutor? Is it okay to spend all his allowance for a fancy mobile phone or gadget?