Independence in children is essential to develop a fine personality.
Giving them a responsibility and wings of independence is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your children.
However, when your children are not ready for that independence and the responsibility, you should not force them; instead let them develop it naturally at their own pace.
Give independence for the goal of education to your children. This helps them to reach their destiny because giving freedom brings out their real nature, talent, potentiality, and yearnings.
Independence for the children means ability to persevere for themselves without causing burden to others.
It is the capability of taking care of themselves in various shades of life such as physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual.
By giving independence to your children, they can know their ability, which allows them to follow their destiny.
How to cultivate independence in a child?
The first step to bring up the independence in a child is facilitating physical independence. You need to help your child towards physical harmonization, so that your children can take care of themselves. This encourages your child to be self reliant.
Now, facilitate your child with intellectual independence. It is the ability to reach the destiny by using the intelligence of knowledge and information.
For this, you need to help your child towards the intelligence by exposing the child progressively to different sides of intelligence and how these elements of intelligence unite for the basis of judgment. This helps your child to be self confident.
Finally, facilitate your child with emotional independence. It is the ability to differentiate the right from wrong with the feeling of confidence.
To provide your child with emotional independence, you need to help your child towards building the sense of confidence and also the ability to make correct choices with this sense of confidence.
With the physical independence, intellectual independence, and emotional independence, your child will develop interdependence, moral responsibility, self esteem, and sense of identity.
What are the ways to help your child become independent?
Encourage your child to take a speech or to join any debate. With this, your child can develop the ability to stand up in a group and can express the views in front of others. This will also improve the communication skills in your child.
Children will need independence at school. You need to encourage your child with independence at school, so that your child can take care of the responsibility for the academic career by him/herself.
At the same time, your suggestions and advices will be helpful for your child in keeping track of their assignments, participating in any other extracurricular activities, and others.
Children tend to hide the things with the fear of punishment or they disagree with the parents, so they generally avoid discussing some important issues with you.
If you are open to your children and listen to them with open mind, they can express themselves boldly in tough situations.
As a parent, you should be open with your children, discuss things with them, develop the ability of independence in your children in taking care of themselves, and help them in the journey towards the destination.