In their latest piece for Marina Times, writer Liz Farrell provides some practical parenting advice for those bringing up kids in today’s world. The topic of her column this week broaches the subject on how to teach our children to be their own advocates, stepping back as parents to allow them the space and opportunity to learn to be their own people.
“It is hard to see our kids struggle and to resist the temptation to jump in and help solve their problem,” writes Farrell. “But by doing this we are doing them a disservice, because we aren’t allowing them to build the skills to figure it out on their own. Teaching our kids how to advocate for themselves makes them more independent, confident, and self-aware adults. No matter the age or stage of your child, there are ways you can help them develop this skill.”