Based in Dallas, Texas, Anthony “Tony” Hartman is an experienced business consultant who focuses much of his work in the realms of risk analysis and management consulting. Outside of his career in Dallas, Anthony Hartman takes interest in parenting topics such as how to raise children to be self-reliant.
To prepare your children for a successful adult life, you will need to help them cultivate self-reliance from an early age. Steps you can take to foster this skill in your children, include:
1. Encouraging self-made choices. You can help your children take their first steps toward self-reliance by enabling them to make some of their own choices. On a daily basis, you should try allowing them to select what they want to wear. You should also involve them in the decision-making process when you are considering enrolling them in extracurricular activities. With freedom of choice, your children will become more self-reliant down the road.
2. Allowing them to do things on their own. Though it may be far easier to do everything on your children’s behalf, allowing them to do certain things on their own will help them become more self-reliant. If there is a task that you would like them to do, then you should teach them how they can do it alone. Be there to act as a guide in the future, but you should otherwise let them take care of their own tasks.
3. Helping them with organization. With strong organizational skills, your children will be better prepared to take control of their own lives and lean less on you for support. To help your children hone this skill, you should encourage them to keep calendars and memos that will remind them of important tasks and items.