When kids have learning, attention and executive-function challenges, parents often end up doing too much. Use these guidelines to transition from “enabling” to “abling” your child on their road to independence.
Promoting responsibility and independence in kids requires parents to step back from doing things for them rather than with them. Breaking the pattern involves motivating new behaviors through positive communication and encouragement.
Resolving problems and navigating tense conversations with your child are best achieved through positive communication, but as every parent knows that’s not always easy to manage. Use these guidelines to help you set and maintain a positive tone.