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Top 5 Tips for Raising Independent Children

Welcome back to our Top 5 Parenting Series. The previous posts in this series are titled ‘Top 5 Rainy Day Ideas for Parents’ and’ Top 5 Tips for Creating Better Sleep for Your Child’. In this post, our third post in the series, we will explore tips for raising independent children.

Raising children is hard. I mean really hard. At the same time, raising children is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have as adults. Raising independent children is an essential aspect of their development and growth towards becoming self-reliant adults. Fostering such autonomy in young minds requires a delicate balance of guidance, support, and allowing them the freedom to make their own decisions. As parents or caregivers, our role is to nurture this independence by providing a safe and encouraging environment that promotes exploration and learning. With the right approach, we can instill the skills and characteristics needed for children to successfully navigate the...

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Top 5 Rainy Day Ideas for Parents

This is our first post in our new blog series titled “Top 5”. This series will include a variety of posts of ‘Top 5’ tips and ideas on a variety of topics related to raising children. In this post we will review five ideas for parents to incorporate into their rainy (or snowy!) day with their children.  

 Idea #1: Games

Games are a great activity for a rainy day and can teach children many valuble skills like taking turns.

The key to this idea is finding age-appropriate games for your children. My girls are now 8 and 5 years old, and our current household favorites include Trouble, Sorry, Uno, Yahtzee, and Monopoly. When they were younger games like Memory, Candy Land, and Guess Who were favorites. As I look ahead, I’m excited to incorporate new games like Scrabble, Upwords, and Racko. If you have younger children, consider playing as a team so that they have additional support in understanding the concepts and rules. While these are our...

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