What is your approach with children's growing independence?
As we all know, children now a days, to be specific teenagers, are becoming more and more independent. For example, me as a college student, I want to earn money to get the things I want. I would like to ask some of the parents here in HubPages how you approach this situations. Do you deny your children's independence and wait for a later time or you give it to them directly and let them face the world head on?
It depends with your approach.
I think, to a point, you just have to embrace it. As children become more and more independent, sometimes the knee jerk reaction of parents is to become more overbearing and controlling. That is the last thing someone who values independence wants. As someone who has been through it, my advice would be to embrace their independence, embrace their transition from being someone's child to being their own person. But, you should still give guidance where you see fit, and more importantly, when they ask for it.
Children become independent as years go by my choice is to allow them to be free and explore their situations of independence it is hard for a parent to see their child's growing independence but once it is time it just has to be.
well, we are open to our teenage daughter independence but she doesn't work for it like you do. Same as other kids around our neighborhood, teens seek for parents money to buy things that they want and prefer to hangout at internet rather than helping out around the house or look for a job. We allow her to go out with friends, do whatever she wants but she wants to stay at home and do nothing. She doesn't have any close friends either!
by Hypersapien 4 years ago
How should parents deal with lazy, unemployed, still-live-with-Mom-and-Dad adult children?It's one thing if your child loses his job and has to move back home, but how do you deal with one that won't even look for work, thinks you should still provide for all their needs (clean their room, wash...
by Kathryn L Hill 2 weeks ago
Soft Despotism / Socialism / Communism fosters dependence. Free market / Capitalism / Democracy / Republic of States fosters Independence. Conservatives value independence. Liberals may value independence, but they fail to comprehend that the policies of the extreme Left could end up destroying OUR...
by Vernon Bradley 11 months ago
So what does being independent mean to you? Does it mean the same as equality? How do you practice being an independent person concretely in your day to day life? Do you invite the people you love to also experience their independence? Do you know how to shift from...
by hulah cagen 5 years ago
What is emotional independence and does it help or hinder loving relationships?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
What are the 10 ways that parents can create very independent, mature children?
by jagandelight 7 years ago
Why are men intimidated by strong, independent, confident women?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|