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Michael Grose

Developing independence in kids is tricky. How do you know they are ready to move to the next stage? Building scaffolds means that kids move their slowly toward independence, which reduces potential risk factors.

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You can talk yourself into doing wonderful things, attempting fabulous goals and. In fact, you can talk yourself into all sorts of accomplishments. You can just as easily talk yourself out of trying new activities, or activities were failure is an option.

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Michael Grose

Giving pocket-money is an excellent way to develop independence in children and young people. Children should receive pocket-money as their small share of the family wealth just as they should share the workload at home.

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Michael Grose

When bad things happen to kids help them to normalise a situation rather than personalise it, and think that it only happens to them.

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There are times when the boundaries become blurred between being a grandparent and a parent. There’s usually tension when grandparents overstep their roles and interfere in how parents raise their kids.