Monthly Archives: January 2016

Supporting Children’s Independence vs Being Overprotective

Our children’s safety, health, and security are always a concern.  There reaches a point in their lives that we have to let them become more independent. You will find yourself answering these questions:

  1. When is it safe to let Jon stay home alone?
  2. When can he walk or ride his bike to school alone?
  3. When can he take care of his younger sister?

These questions and many others are part of us letting go and of our children assuming more independence.  There are no easy answers and, of course, each child and situation is different.