Tag: tips

The Independent Child: Tips On How To Teach Your Child To Be Self-Reliant

by Tracey Matthews, Knox County Schools Family and Community Engagement Supervisor
Contributing Writer: Eliza Norrell, Communications Intern, University of Tennessee


Many parents know that resiliency builds confidence in children. One of the best ways to prepare our children for many of life’s circumstances is to help them practice self-reliance and the ability to help themselves. Developing your child’s ability to handle situations will make your life easier as a parent, and also better prepare your son or daughter for adulthood. Allowing your children at a young age to begin making independent decisions, solve their own problems and encourage themselves can result in confident children who will likely grow up to become successfully independent adults. Consider these resilience-building exercises as a start: Read more →