Dear Dr. Robyn,
My daughter often seems a bit timid when it comes to doing things on her own. She asks me to help her do things even when she can probably do them by herself. I admit that I find myself doing many things for her. How do I get her to be more self-reliant?
–Fran B, Brick Township, NJ
In this video, Dr. Robyn Silverman explains a variety of ways we can support our children in becoming more self reliant. Whether it’s in academics, chores, or new activities, building self reliance can be a gift to children. She fleshes out the following:
- Support your child’s natural tendencies to become independent
- Allow your child to be alone and do things on her own Read more