There will be times where your child will need to be able to handle situations by themselves without you, like when at school, you’re ill or when they flee the nest. We have teamed up with a senior school in Leicestershire to share advice on how to do this.
How to Cook for Themselves
These are recipes that require minimal cooking ability and will be easy for your child to master and remember like a cheese sandwich or a wrap.
Getting your child to become a confident communicator can help them when encountering challenges in life where they need to ask for directions or help in the case of an emergency. To improve your child’s communication, you can spend time listening to them read or enrol them into different activity groups. This will allow them to build their confidence and social skills by having the opportunity to speak to new people.
The Ability to Bounce Back
One of the most important lessons that you can teach your child to become independent is how to get back up after a setback. This isn’t something that’s easy and comes with time, giving your child reassurance and teaching them how to respond to failure. This can help them to get through dark phases in their life and give them the hope to try again and reach their full potential.
These skills can help your child be more independent and stop them from having to come to you when faced with a problem. You can help your child become a better problem solver by exercising their creativity which you can do by playing games that involve brainstorming and critical thinking like guess who. This starts with identifying the problem by taking a step back and looking at the problem from all possible angles to come up with an effective solution.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.