by Kristin Louis
June 18, 2021
As parents, we all want our kids to grow into happy, healthy, and well-adjusted adults. But parenting is seldom easy. There is so much conflicting parenting advice out there, so how are we supposed to know what’s best for our kids? What steps should we be taking to nurture our children into autonomous adults who are confident in their skin and motivated to do good?
At The Open School, we know parents play a key role in providing an environment in which children can thrive, grow, and discover themselves. Often, this means taking a back seat and letting your children drive—figuratively speaking, of course! Let’s explore some simple ways to nurture independence and confidence in your children.
Every child is different, and so too are their tastes and passions. Nurturing the unique interests of your children is important for establishing their sense of self.
Encouraging the development of independence from a young age is important for building self-confidence and ensuring your kids have the tools they need to thrive as autonomous adults.
Displaying respect for your children is the best way to gain their respect in return. When your children feel heard and acknowledged, they will learn to value themselves and others.
Treating your kids with respect and dignity is crucial for nurturing the development of confidence and independence throughout the years. Let them explore, make mistakes, and chase their interests. Your children really do know what’s best for themselves!
Are you looking for an educational alternative to traditional schooling? The Open School is a self-directed school for kids K-12. Contact us to learn more!