A child’s sense of independence feeds into their self-esteem, self-concept and confidence in how well they negotiate the world around them. Families can boost children’s wellbeing by nurturing their independence. Here are some suggestions for how parents can help:
 
Those working closely with children and families might like to use the KidsMatter information sheets in their daily practice, refer resources on to others, and even encourage parents and carers to subscribe to our families enewsletter.