Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled How Should Parents Help Children to Be Independent? You should write at least 120 words following the outline given below.
How Should Parents Help Children to Be Independent?
Nowadays some parents tend to take on everything concerned with their children. Most of them do this out of love, hoping they can craft the perfect childhood for their kids and give their children the best possible shot at success in life. Unfortunately, it doesn’t help children to become self-reliant.
To help their children develop independence, here are some tips for parents. First, give children increasing responsibility. Teach children that they are important contributors to the family, and give them age-appropriate chores. Second, encourage kids to try things themselves first. If they try, and don’t know how to complete a task, offer them help, but teach them how to do the task rather than doing it for them. Third, teach kids to solve their own disputes. Encourage children to work out issues themselves, and to approach parents only if someone is in danger or the problem is very difficult to deal with.
There is no single way to help children become independent. However, as long as parents follow the advice mentioned above, it’s not hard to raise children to become independent adults.