Achieving independence is an essential part of your child’s journey to adulthood.
To make this journey successfully, children need freedom to try new things. Here are some ideas to help you and your child find the right balance.
How your child develops independence, and how you guide this process, will be influenced by your family’s cultural background and beliefs. You and your child are both learning how to balance growing independence with parental guidance.
Being aware that your child might be working hard to balance expectations of family members with expectations of friends is a good place to start the balancing act. Go easy on yourselves if things aren’t perfect all the time.
One of the reasons for imposing a teenager curfew is because of laws concerning curfews in some communities.