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Building Independence in Children

Expert advice and helpful information for building independence in infants, toddlers, elementary-age children and teens.

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Building Independence in Adolescents

Helping teens establish independence by practicing responsibility, accountability, work and self-help.

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Building Independence in Elementary-Age Children

Tips to help parents raise independent, responsible children and avoid raising contingent children who are dependent on others for their happiness.

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Building Independence in Toddlers

Helpful information on the development of independence in toddlers and tips for parents on helping toddlers become independent with daily activities

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Building Independence in Infants

Ideas on how parents can begin preparing their infants for independence

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Teaching Generosity to Adolescents

When teens help others, they are less likely to participate in risky behaviors and more likely to feel that their lives have purpose.

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Teaching Elementary Age Children Generosity

Research shows talking to children and leading by example are beneficial for children in elementary school to understand generosity.

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Teaching Generosity to Toddlers and Preschoolers

Toddlers and preschoolers are beginning to understand the conepts of sharing so parents can encourage generosity in practical ways.

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Generosity in Relationships: Practical Ways to Give

Generosity promotes bonding in relationships between children and adults alike.

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Teaching Generosity to Children

Research shows giving makes people happier than receiving.

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