How to Help Create Independent Children

Teaching Your Children to Appreciate Independence

It is important to raise independent children. They are the ones who can think for themselves. Independent children become adults who make the world better than they found it.
A short time ago I was speaking with a colleague about college students. She was telling me that 7 of the 8 young people who lived on her street did not finish their first year at college. These young people had been raised in a very posh, well established suburban town near my own. They had enormous advantages – wealthy parents, excellent schools, and wonderful opportunities at every turn. Yet they could not finish the first year of college.