Nurturing Independence in Children

Nurturing independence in children can be a tricky balance. It requires just the right amount of support and love, mixed with a healthy dose of challenge.

Children have a natural desire to push boundaries and defy limits. It’s how they learn to negotiate risk, test their own capabilities, and build their sense of identity. The early years are a crucial time for nurturing independence in children. As they grow from babies into capable young people, our children are building all the vital skills, confidence and resilience they need to go forth and conquer the big world around them.

There are infinite opportunities to encourage and nurture your child’s independence at any age, and it's as simple as listening to them and providing opportunities for them to make choices for themselves.